Alumni Books

Alumni Books

These pages allow us to showcase the published works of our Alumni (alphabetised by surname). For more information about a particular item please click on the 'More Info' link.

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The Death of an Owl

Piers Torday (1993, English)

The Death of an Owl (W&N, 2016)

Piers Torday has published The Death of an Owl, which was the final, but uncompleted novel written by his late father, Paul Torday. Piers is the bestselling author of three children's books, The Last Wild, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Award and nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, The Dark Wild, which won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2014, and The Wild Beyond.
 

How to Make Partner and Still Have a Life

Heather Townsend (1994, Engineering)

Heather Townsend and Jo Larbie outline the challenges and opportunities that lie before any professional who wants to get to the top of their game, and stay there. Now in its second edition, this book offers advice on how to stand out, be in the right place at the right time and build skills to overcome all hurdles on the path to partnership.

Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Valentina Vadi (2003, Law)

Cultural Heritage in International Investment Law and Arbitration (Cambridge University Press, 2016)

Valentina Vadi's recent book explores how international law governs the interplay between the protection of cultural heritage and the promotion of economic activities.

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Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

Dr Michael Vatikiotis (1980, Anthropology & Geography)

Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2017)

‘The gun is never far removed from the political arena in Southeast Asia,’ writes Michael Vatikiotis in his part memoir and part political study of the dynamics of modern Southeast Asia, a frontline of two of the most important global conflicts: the struggle between a declining West and a rising China, and that between religious tolerance and extremism.

This is a first-hand account of what it's like to sit at the table with deadly Thai Muslim insurgents, mediate between warring clans in the Southern Philippines and console the victims of political violence in Indonesia - all in an effort to negotiate peace, and understand the reasons behind endemic violence.

 

Spain, 1833-2002: People and State

Mary Vincent (1979, Modern History)

Spain, 1833-2002: People and State (Oxford University Press, 2007)

In her latest book, Mary Vincent provides a cultural history of Spanish politics in the turbulent period from the civil war of 1833 to the Spanish adoption of the Euro in 2002. Focusing on the question of how ordinary people came to identify themselves both as citizens and as Spaniards during this time, Vincent argues that that a weak state rather than a weak sense of nation was the key to Spain’s problematic development.

From Pitt to Peel 1783-1846

Michael Wells (1968, Modern History)

From Pitt to Peel 1783-1846 (Hodder Educ, 2015)

Michael Wells has published a number of textbooks on British History to support the OCR A Level specification. From Pitt to Peel explores the development of British Government from the premiership of Pitt the Younger to that of Peel. It encourages the critical use of evidence in investigating and assessing historical questions.

Kick and Run: Memoir with Soccer Ball

Jonathan Wilson (1974, English)

Kick and Run: Memoir with Soccer Ball, (Bloomsbury, 2013)

Jonathan Wilson's book is an account of his life, growing up Jewish in London, and how his love for playing soccer ball became such an important part of his life. Football became Wilson's international passport, helping him find friends and community and solace all over the globe.
 

Auger Electron Spectroscopy: Practical Application to Materials Analysis and Characterisation of Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films

John Wolstenholme (1970, Chemistry)

Auger Electron Spectroscopy: Practical Application to Materials Analysis and Characterisation of Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films, (Momentum Press, 2015).

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