Hazel Kent is a historian with research interests in Modern British history, focusing particularly on left wing political culture, conscientious objection and pacifism. Hazel has worked at Bishop Grosseteste University since 2007, where she is now an Associate Tutor in History. Prior to this Hazel taught undergraduate History students at the University of Sheffield, where she undertook her MA and PhD. She is also a qualified secondary school History teacher and spent eight years as a Head of Department.
Hazel teaches on a range of undergraduate modules: Introduction to History; Twentieth Century British History; People and Places in the past: Histories of Individuals, Families and Communities; and The Cold War and the Space Age. She also supervises third year independent studies and dissertations, and teaches an MA module on Biography as Historical Practice. Hazel holds a PGCE from the University of Leicester and has been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2012. She is BGU’s steering group representative for the East Midlands Centre for History Teaching and Learning.
Hazel is currently researching Fenner Brockway’s conscientious objection during the First World War and its legacy. Hazel’s PhD thesis examined the Brockway’s early career in the Independent Labour Party (ILP). She has also published on the experiences of women conscientious objectors in Second World War Britain, and regularly contributes chapters on local history to the Survey of Lincoln booklets.
Kent, H. (2010) ‘A paper not so much for the armchair as for the factory and the street’: Fenner Brockway and the Independent Labour Party’s New Leader, 1922-1946. Labour History Review. 75: 2. 208-226.
Nicholson, H. (2007) A disputed identity: Women Conscientious Objectors in Second World War Britain. Twentieth Century British History. 18 (4). 409-428.
Kent, H. and Sharp, J. (2012) Issues for Learners. In Taylor, C. (ed.) Teaching and Learning on Foundation Degrees. London: Continuum.
Kent, H. (2018). Review of Evans, G. R. (2014). Edward Lee Hicks: Pacifist bishop at war. Oxford: Lion. Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology Journal.
Non-peer reviewed publications
Kent, H. and Jackson, A. (2018 forthcoming). Co-operative House: The Society post-war and its Central Store. In Walker A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol 14. Shops and shopping in Lincoln: A History. Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln.
Hubbard-Hall, C. and Kent, H. (2017). Pubs in Wartime Lincoln. In Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol 14. Pubs in Lincoln: A History. Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln.
Kent, H. (2016). Wigford Schools. In Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 13. The Lower High Street. Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 49-52.
Jackson, A. and Kent, H. (2016). The Lincoln Cooperative Society and the Lower High Street. In Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol. 13. The Lower High Street. Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 60-3.
Kent, H. (2015). Lincoln City Centre Cinemas. In Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol 12. Lincoln’s city centre: north of the River Witham. Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln.
Kent, H. (2014). Hartsholme Country Park. In Walker, A. (ed.) The Survey of Lincoln, vol.10. Birchwood, Hartsholme and Swanpool: Lincoln’s South-Western Suburbs, Lincoln: The Survey of Lincoln, 76-9.
Kent, H. (2013) ILP@120: Fenner Brockway – Standing Out For Socialism. [online] Available at: www.independentlabour.org.uk/main/2013/08/13/ilp120-fenner-brockway-%E2%80%93-standing-out-for-socialism/