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Dr Felicity Heal

Roles and subjects

Emeritus Fellow



Dr Felicity Heal is an Emeritus Fellow and former Fellow and Tutor in Modern History at Jesus College.

Academic Background

MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA

Dr Heal studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she obtained a BA and PhD in History then took up a Junior Research Fellowship. She was a Lecturer in History at the University of Sussex and has held Visiting Fellowships in the USA at Yale and Stanford Universities. She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. She was elected to a Fellowship of the British Academy in 2015.

Research Interests

British Reformations; the English Gentry, 1500-1700; Gift-exchange in Early Modern Culture.


Subject notes for courses taught at Jesus College:

See Dr Felicity Heal’s website at The British Academy.

See also Faculty of History website.