Dr Clare Jackson

Dr Clare Jackson is Trinity Hall’s Senior Tutor. As a historian, her interests lie in seventeenth-century Britain, with a particular focus on the Stuart dynasty.

As Senior Tutor, Clare has overall responsibility for the academic and pastoral provision for Trinity Hall’s community of over 600 undergraduates and graduates. As a Director of Studies in History, she lectures for the History Faculty and supervises undergraduate, MPhil and PhD students. In 2014, Clare presented a three-part BBC2 television series entitled The Stuarts, followed by a two-part sequel, The Stuarts in Exile in 2015. Clare’s most recent book, Charles II: The Star King was published by Penguin in 2016, and she is currently writing a history of European perceptions of England between 1585 and 1720. Away from College, she spends numerous wintry evenings on football touchlines, reassuring her six-year-old son that her weekly Spanish lessons might, one day, help him to negotiate a contract with Real Madrid! When asked how she juggles being a Senior Tutor, lecturer, TV presenter and mother, Clare credits a supportive husband, an excellent team in the College Tutorial Office and, more generally, Trinity Hall’s ‘happy atmosphere’ where students, staff and Fellows are a never-ending source of infectious energy and inspiration.

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