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Dr Tosh Warwick

About Dr Tosh Warwick

Tosh Warwick joined the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities as part-time Lecturer in History in 2015, having completed his PhD at the University of Huddersfield. He combines his role at Leeds Beckett University with working as Heritage Development Officer at Middlesbrough Council. Tosh has previously worked at the University of Huddersfield as Lecturer and Research Assistant, and at Teesside University as Visiting Lecturer.

Tosh Warwick has expertise in urban elites and governance in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and has published on the role of Middlesbrough's steel magnates, culture and philanthropy in the manufacturing town. He has published books and articles on the industrial history of Teesside including 'River Tees: From Source to Sea' (Amberley, 2016) and 'Central Middlesbrough Through Time' (Amberley, 2013).

He is currently a convenor of the 'Global, Local and Transnational Perspectives' strand of the Social History Society's Annual Conference and member of the British Society of Sports History (North East and Yorkshire) and, 'Tees Steel' heritage project steering committees.

Current Teaching

  • BA History:
    • Society and Culture in Modern Britain, 1780-1914
    • War, Welfare and Society: Britain 1900-1950
    • Landscapes of History
    • Public and the Past

Research Interests

Tosh's current research interests include the role of industrial elites and manufacturing firms in the wider community. He is engaged in comparative research exploring the wider role of Victorian and Edwardian ironmasters and steel magnates in South Wales and Teesside communities. He has applied much of this research as part of major Heritage Lottery Fund projects led by Middlesbrough Council.

He has featured as an expert contributor on BBC Television's 'Great British Railway Journeys', 'Match of the Day' and 'Inside Out', whilst he has also appeared as guest on BBC Radio Leeds, Sheffield and Tees.

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