Dr Elspeth King

Dr Elspeth King

Lecturer in History and Sociology

School of Humanities

History, Politics and Sociology

Contact Details

email: e.king@worc.ac.uk

Elspeth King joined the university in August 2022 after 8 years of being an Associate Lecturer. Her research and teaching interests are in twentieth-century British history, especially the First and Second World Wars and Women’s History all of which is underpinned by a general interest in the continued influence of social class. Further interests are the value of work-based learning within a degree and the importance of embedding work-place skills and attributes across all learning outcomes and assessments.

Elspeth is also interested in social class and the impact this has on the lived experience of people in everyday life.


Elspeth’s modules at the University of Worcester include:

  • Studying and Reconstructing the Past
  • History and Sociology work placement
  • Sociology in Practice
  • Historical Research


Elspeth’s research embraces the Second World War and in a more general sense the impact of class on the lived experience of people. She has also been involved in Heritage Lottery funded community history projects.

Professional Bodies

  • Member of the Women’s History Network
  • Member of the Social History Society


‘Grace Hadow’, in M. Andrews and J. Lomas (eds.) Hidden Heroines (Crowood Press, 2018).

‘Second World War Garden String Hat’, in M. Andrews and J. Lomas (eds), A History of Women in 100 Objects (History Press, 2018).

‘Enhancing the Employability of Humanities Postgraduates: A Students as Academic Partners Project Report’, Worcester Journal of Teaching and Learning, vol. 10 (2015) (co-written with M. Andrews, J. Crutchley, L. Jones, and R. Miller).

‘Second World War Rationing: Creativity and Buying to Last’, in M. Andrews and J. Lomas (eds), The Home Front in Britain. Images, Myths and Forgotten Experiences since 1914 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) (co-written with Maggie Andrews).