Maurice Ashley lectures the Cromwell Society
© Cromwell Museum
Evidence of the evolving preoccupations of the British historical profession can be found in the following lists of the subjects of the Creighton and Ford lecture series, which also include details of the historians invited to deliver them.
Established by bequest as a memorial to the historian Mandell Creighton and commencing in 1907, the Creighton Lecture is delivered each year at the University of London by a leading historian, with the sole remit (according to the Academic Committee minutes) of addressing 'some historical subject'.
The Ford Lectures are a series of public lectures in British History given annually by the historian elected to be 'Ford's Lecturer in British History' for a period of one year at Oxford University. The series consists of at least six lectures, which are usually published as a book.