Gary Hutchison (MA (Hons), MSc)

PhD Student – History

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place

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I began my doctoral studies in 2014, supervised by Dr Gordon Pentland and Professor Ewen Cameron, with the aid of a Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities.  A native of Perth, I moved to Edinburgh in 2008, completing an MA in History and Politics, followed by an MSc in History.  


2013–2014: MSc in History, University of Edinburgh:  Distinction.

2008–2012: MA (Hons) in History & Politics, University of Edinburgh:  First Class Honours.

Responsibilities & affiliations

Member, Royal Historical Society

Member, Scottish History Society

Member, University of Edinburgh Political History Research Group

Member, Conservative History Group

Undergraduate teaching

Tutor, Modern Scottish History (SCHI08011), 2015

Tutor, Scottish History since 1914 (SCHI08012), 2016

2017: Forthcoming, ‘The Manager in Distress’: Reaction to the Impeachment of Henry Dundas, 1805–1807’, Parliamentary History.

Apr 2016: Book Review, Politics Personified: Portraiture, caricature and visual culture in Britain, c.1830–80, by Henry Miller, Scottish Historical Review, 95(1), pp. 135–137.

18 April 2016: ‘Scottish Conservatives after 1832: Party-Political Activity between Elections’, Elections Workshop, University of Edinburgh.  

2 April 2016: ‘Influence, Deference, and Vote-Making in Scottish Political Culture, 1832-1868’, Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies, Huntington Library, Pasadena (USA).    

25 Feb 2016: ‘The Scottish Political and Literary Origins of Disraeli’s Young England Movement’, Nineteenth-Century Research Seminar, Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities, Edinburgh. 

5 May 2015: ‘Grammars of Electoral Violence:  Roxburghshire Politics and the Scottish Dimension, 1832-1847’.  Work in Progress Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

24 Mar 2015: ‘Electoral Violence:  Roxburghshire Politics and the Scottish Dimension, 1832-1841’, Politics Before Democracy conference, University of East Anglia.