Photo: Graeme Awcock.

My name is Hannah Awcock, I am a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Central Lancashire. My research interests include the historical, cultural, and social geographies of cities, particularly in relation to protest and dissent.

I have completed a PhD in the department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. My thesis is about the historical geography of protest in London since 1780, with a particular focus on how events interact with space and place. My PhD has several key themes: communication and organisation; control of, and access to, public space; and memory and commemoration. I look at these themes using four case studies, which are:

  1. The Gordon Riots (1780)
  2. The Hyde Park Railings Affair (1866)
  3. The Battle of Cable Street (1936)
  4. The Student Tuition Fee Protests (2010)

This blog is about my research, both the subject matter and the process. It is also about the history of protest of London more generally.

Please get in touch via @Faxsly on Twitter, or email hannah.awcock.91@gmail.com

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Hannah, I spotted one of my “you are nice” stickers on your website. If you would like some for yourself, head over to my site at http://www.youarenice.co.uk I have been sending them all over the world since 2014 to help spread some much needed niceness in the world. Keep up the good work and great website. 🙂


    • Hi Mark, it is great to hear from you! I’m glad you like the blog, and I think your website is great, particularly the map of niceness! I have sent a request for some stickers, thank you 🙂


  2. Just something for you to think about. Ive been occupying the streets of Nottinghill with thousands of people for the Nottinghill carnival since the 1970s. The carnival of course started as a street protest about the murder of Kelso Cochrane and an affirmation of community cohesion against race riots. It is seriously under attack right now as a combination of state forces and pressure from local gentrified residents tries to take it off the streets into a park.Someone should write a book!


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