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Dr Martin Folly

Dr Martin Folly
Senior Lecturer

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I studied for my PhD under Donald Cameron Watt and Antony Best at the London School of Economics, and then worked as a research assistant on a project ‘Western Defence and the Origins and Evolution of NATO, 1947 - 1953’ at the West London Institute of Higher Education under Geoffrey Matthews. I then became lecturer in American Studies at WLIHE, and director of Studies for American Studies at Brunel. I am now senior lecturer in History. I am a committee member of the British International Historians Group of the British International Studies Association (BISA), and a member of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). I have also had a long and varied career as an amateur actor and guileful off-spinner.


  • BA (Hons) History, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
  • MA Cambridge University
  • PhD International History, London School of Economics, University of London
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society


I am one of the three Vice-Chancellor's Representatives (Academic).

I am an elected member of Senate.

Newest selected publications

Folly, MH. (Accepted) 'British Attempts to Forge a Political Partnership with the Kremlin, 1942-3'. Journal of Contemporary History. ISSN: 0022-0094 Open Access Link

Journal article

Folly, MH. (2016) 'W. Averell Harriman, 1946', inThe Embassy in Grosvenor Square: American Ambassadors to the United Kingdom, 1938-2008. pp. 64 - 84. ISBN 13: 9781137295576.

Book chapter

Folly, MH. (2012) 'W. Averell Harriman', in Rofe, S. and Holmes, A. (eds.) The US Embassy in London 1938-2008: 70 Years in Grosvenor Square. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 13: 978-0-230-28062-5.

Book chapter
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