Sarah Kenny

Sarah Kenny

Department of History
Teaching Fellow in Modern British History

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Social and cultural historian of post-war Britain.

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  • Monday 15:00-16:00
  • Tuesday 16:00-17:00


  • MA, University of Sheffield
  • BA (Hons), University of Sheffield


I have just submitted my PhD at the University of Sheffield. Focusing on the development and regulation of evening leisure space for young people my research utilises space and place as a way of understanding social and cultural change in post-war Britain. I am currently working on the relationship between evening leisure spaces and authoritative bodies.


  • Why We Hate Politics: Social Activism in Contemporary Britain
  • Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now: Britain in the 1980s
  • Where There is Discord: Making Thatcher’s Britain
  • Practicing History (Approaches to History)
  • Dissertation Supervision


My wider research interests include oral history and interview methodologies, youth culture, cultural identities, subcultures, city spaces, urban history, and social change in post-war Britain.