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Dr Richard Marsden 

Dr Richard Marsden
Position:Exploring the Past Coordinator, Pathways Development Officer

Telephone:029 20 875 610 or 02920 875 268
Extension:75610 or 75268
Location:5.44 in John Percival Building E1.13 in the Centre for Lifelong Learning


Here at the School of History, Archaeology and Religion (SHARE) I coordinate the exciting, innovative and award-winning Exploring the Past pathway. Exploring the Past offers a route onto degrees in History, Ancient History, Archaeology and Religion for adults from all sorts of backgrounds. There are no entrance requirements and you don’t need any qualifications to enrol, so if you are interested in learning about the past then this pathway is for you. You can find out more about it by clicking here, and if you would like to talk about getting started then please do get in touch using the email address or telephone numbers given above. I also teach on the BA (Hons) History in SHARE and work in the university’s Centre for Lifelong Learning (LEARN) developing similar pathways in other subject areas – click here to learn more.

Key Publications

Marsden, R. A. (2014), Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland’s Past c. 1825-1875, Farnham, Ashgate Press

Marsden R. A. (2011), ‘Gerald of Wales and competing interpretations of the Welsh Middle Ages c. 1870-1910’, Welsh History Review 25, pp. 18-49.

Marsden, R. A. (2011), ‘Jacobite rising (1745–46)’ and ‘Stuart, Charles Edward (“Bonnie Prince Charlie”) (1720–88)’ in The Encyclopaedia of War, Martel, G. (ed.), Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell, vol. I, pp. 1124-6 and vol. IV, pp. 2094-6.

Marsden, R. A. (2010), ‘Scottish burgh record scholarship c. 1830-1880’ in Further from the Frontiers: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, McNair, A. and Ryder, J. (eds.), Aberdeen, AHRC Centre for Scottish and Irish Studies, pp. 75-87.

Marsden, R. A. (2008), ‘Editing the past; Cosmo Innes and the Scottish medieval church’, in Signs, Symbols and Words; Proceedings of the Cardiff University Reading Conference 2007, Smith A., Tennant, K. and Webb, J. (eds.), Cardiff, Cardiff Humanities Research Institute, pp. 13-30.


Teaching on Exploring the Past

Module leader on CE4596 (Exploring the Past: History)

Contributing lecturer on CE4950 (Heritage and the Power of the Past)


Teaching on the BA (Hons) History

Seminar tutor on HS1107 (History in Practice)

Seminar tutor on HS1707 (Approaches to History)

Student Advisor on HS1711 (Exploring Historical Debate)

Contributing lecturer on HST642 (Approaches to Medieval History)