Lyndal Roper 2011-present
As a historian of gender and dreams she continues to extend the subject-matter of history and to inspire students. Like John Elliott she has been an editor of Past and Present, and has had a long involvement with the radical History Workshop Journal. Commenting on ‘psychohistory’ as an approach she has said that ‘historical interpretation ... nearly always depends at base on the assumption of a measure of resemblance’ between the historian and the people they study. It is a comment on the journey historical study has taken since 1866 that while Stubbs may well have agreed with that sentiment, its context is likely to have confounded him.