Dr Ross Aldridge teaches in the Department (Instytut) of Applied Linguistics and Translation, as well as occasional courses in the Institute of English and American Studies. He specialises in teaching practical English courses (especially academic writing and study skills), as well as British History and British Cultural Studies. Dr Aldridge was educated in his native Britain where he gained a first class BA degree in History and Philosophy at Keele University, and then an MA and PhD in Modern History at Reading University. He also has a Cambridge CELTA teaching qualification and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the University of East Anglia. His research interests focus on the cultural and intellectual history of twentieth-century Britain.
My research interests focus on the cultural and intellectual history of twentieth-century Britain. I am currently working on a long-term research project about the response of British intellectuals to the First World War. More recently, I have begun a second research project investigating the response of the British public and government to Polish immigration into Britain in the immediate post-war period (1945-1960).
Ross Aldridge, 'The Great War and the Historical Imagination: Bertrand Rusell and the Threat to Civilization', in Anna Branach-Kallas and Nelly Strehlau, eds., Re-Imaginaing the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), pp.74-89.