Isobel Murphy

DPhil in English Local History


Dr Kate Tiller


My first degree was from the University of Exeter in 1978.  In 2011 I embarked on the Open University MA in English Local History  As my first degree had been biased towards Medieval European History this course opened up many new and exciting areas. I approached the end of the course with dismay at not being able to continue with areas of research that I had identified. I commenced the D Phil in October 2014.

Research interests

Social and demographic change in the South Midlands during the mid nineteenth century.