Dr Peter Claus

In the Media

2017: University media training (by invitation) with BBC journalist Julian Worriker

2014: The Cambridge Union: Spoke in opposition to a motion that " Oxbridge has failed Britain"

2012-2013: Interviews and reports, broadcast, and print (Times Higher Supplement, Times Education Supplement, Time Magazine, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Hackney Gazette, The Independent, Oxford Mail, Evening Standard, Manchester Evening News)

2006: BBC: interviewed by Michael Portillo for Things we Forgot to Remember series on BBC Radio 4

2005: BBC: written contributor to Things we Forgot to Remember series on BBC Radio 4; moderator of online History forum

2004: BBC: joint contributor on Mapping the Towns - a Radio Four programme about the historical development of Spitalfields in East London

2002: BBC: a critical reader for Simon Schama’s, History of Britain


I would like to hear from students interested in:

  • nineteenth-century City of London
  • historiography
  • East End social history
  • educational inequality over time

I currently teach:



History of the British Isles (BIF) - Power, Politics and the People, 1815-1924

Disciplines of History

History of the British Isles - Changing identities, 1900-present


Approaches to History