Professor Marguerite Dupree BA (Mount Holyoke) MA (Princeton) MA (Cantab) DPhil (Oxon) PhD (Cantab) FRHistS FAcSS

Emeritus Fellow

  • Honorary Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Glasgow

Marguerite Dupree has been a Fellow since 1982. She has served on the College Council, as an Inspector of Accounts and as a member of the Fellowship and Membership Committee, the Disciplinary Committee and the Development Committee; currently she is a member of the Finance Committee.

Marguerite is an economic, social and medical historian of nineteenth and twentieth-century Britain. After an undergraduate degree in biological sciences and history at Mount Holyoke College, she was a graduate student in History at Princeton University, a research student at Nuffield College Oxford and a research fellow at Emmanuel College Cambridge, before coming to Wolfson. She has also been a core staff member of the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow since 1986. She is editor of Lancashire and Whitehall: the Diaries of Sir Raymond Streat 1931-1957, 2 vols (Manchester University Press, 1987), author of Family Structure in the Staffordshire Potteries 1840-1880 (Oxford University Press, 1997), and co-author (with Anne Crowther) of Medical Lives in the Age of Surgical Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2007; paperback edition 2010).

Currently she is co-holder of a Research Project Grant from the Leverhulme Trust, entitled ‘From Microbes to Matrons: infection control in British hospitals, c1870-1970’.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2016.