Dr Andrew Beaumont

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Subjects: 
History
Qualifications: 
BA MA DPhil
Phone number: 
01865 279446

Andrew has overall management responsibility for the operational departments of Hertford College: Housekeeping, Maintenance, Catering Services, Kitchens, and Lodge. He is also the college’s Health & Safety Officer, and additionally is responsible for HR matters and compliance.

His office is located on the first floor of staircase OB2 on the main college site.

His office hours are from 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 8am-2.30pm on Fridays. Appointments are preferred (please call or email).

Undergraduate teaching 

Andrew teaches eighteenth-century history to visiting international students in Oxford. Previous courses include 'The Seven Years' War' and 'British Perspectives of the American Revolution', as well as specialist tutorials on the Elder and Younger William Pitt.

Research 

A colonial and imperial historian, Andrew's previous work examines British rule in North America during the period of the Seven Years' War.
He received his doctorate in Modern History from Lincoln College, Oxford in 2008, researching British colonial administration prior to the American Revolution. Previously he received a BA and MA in American Studies, from the University of Wales, Swansea.
His first monograph, Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761, was published in November 2014 by Oxford University Press. It was shortlisted by the Royal Historical Society for the 2015 Gladstone Prize.
He has also produced a biographical entry for the 2nd Earl of Halifax for the Oxford Bibliographies series.

Andrew's forthcoming research projects focus upon the complex political, inter-personal and professional networks operating in Britain and America in the late colonial period. He is currently researching his next book, Frederick & George: The First Minister and his King, 1768–1783, exploring the career of the British Prime Minister Lord North, and his professional relationship with George III.

His interests also include the expansion of colonial privateering in the eighteenth century, and the foundation and development of the empire's quasi-autonomous bodies - in particular, the East India Company and various American charter corporations - and their complex trans-national interactions with the imperial centre in London.

Publications 

Colonial America and the Earl of Halifax, 1748-1761 (OUP, 2014)

Review of 'Anglicizing America: Empire, Revolution, Republic', Journal of British Studies, 55 (April 2016), pp 431-432.

"George Montagu-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax", Atlantic History Series, Oxford Bibliographies Online (2016).