Dr Lucy Faire

Dr Lucy Fair, History Tutor, Leicester Vaughan College

BA (York)
MA (Leicester)
PhD (Leicester)

Responsibilities

  • Director
  • Community Benefit Society Membership Secretary
  • Book keeper
  • History tutor

Biography

I am a founder member of Leicester Vaughan College and have been teaching mature students at university level since 2002. I taught at the former Vaughan College and in the Vaughan Centre of Lifelong Learning; I have also been an Associate Lecturer for the Open University since 2009.

Prior to teaching at the Vaughan Centre, I was a Research Associate at Nottingham University in the Institute of Film Studies; a Research Associate in the Department of Geography at Loughborough University; and I taught full-time undergraduates and MA students in various History departments at Leicester University.

I have a BA (Hons) in History from the University of York; an MA in Victorian Studies and PhD in Economic and Social History, both from the University of Leicester.

Teaching Areas

I teach modern social history post 1700, particularly the history of everyday life, leisure and behaviour (mainly bad behaviour!), urban history and the history of material culture.

Research Areas

My main research area is the history of the everyday life. The central approach of my work is to understand how people interact with their environment and with each other and, importantly, to analyse their subjective experiences.

My PhD examined working-class perceptions of family life and the home in the period 1990-1955, which I completed in the former Department of Economic and Social History at the University of Leicester.

This doctoral research was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and examined the impact of class, generation, religion and gender on the uses of domestic space, time spent in the home, household goods and family relationships.

I have researched the experience of leisure, in particular cinema-going and seaside holidays, and am currently investigating peoples’ behaviour in city centres in the middle decades of the twentieth century with Dr Denise McHugh (Open University).

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Community

I am an External Examiner for the University of York’s Centre for Lifelong Learning on their Higher Education Certificates in Arts and Humanities and Archaeology.