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Mr Ash Arcadian

Post:Research student (History)
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After graduating from the University of Sussex in 2010 with a BA (hons) in history, Ash went on to develop his historical analysis and technique at the same institution’s MA Contemporary History programme. His dissertation was centred around the early career of Dame Kathleen Lonsdale FRS (1903–1971) who was one of two women to be the first to be elected to the Royal Society of London in 1945. Ash was awarded the Beryl Williams prize for the dissertation, and a distinction for his master’s degree in 2017.


Ash Arcadian is a doctoral researcher in the history department at the University of Sussex. Ash’s work is centred on the history of women in British science in the first half of the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the emerging fields of genetics and X-ray crystallography.


2016–2017: MA Contemporary History (with distinction), University of Sussex

2007–2010: BA (hons) History, University of Sussex