Professor Richard Oram


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Professor Richard Oram

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About me

MA (Hons) in Mediaeval History with Archaeology, University of St Andrews (1983) and PhD in Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews (1988).  Pursued a non-academic career in commercial property underwriting 1987-91 before setting up a freelance historical research business (Retrospect).  Joined the University of Stirling in September 2002 as Lecturer in Medieval and Environmental History, having previously been an Honorary Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen.  Promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and to Professor in 2007.  A former Director of the Centre for Environmental History and Policy, in 2008 I was appointed a member of the Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland, providing advice to Scottish Ministers on aspects of policy and public engagement in the sector. In January 2015 I became Head of the School of Arts and Humanities and from 2016 Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. I stepped down as Dean on 1 October 2021 and resumed my role as Professor of Medieval and Environmental History.

Event / Presentation

Castles, Concept and Contexts: Castle Studies in Scotland in Retrospect and Prospect. Chateau Gaillard 23

A monastery and its landscape : Whithorn and monastic estate management in Galloway (c1250-c1600). 13th Whithorn Lecture

Castles and colonists in twelfth- and thirteenth-century Scotland: the case of Moray. Chateau Gaillard 22 Chateau et Peuplement