I’ve mainly focused on modern history, although I range quite widely into early-modern and medieval history too. My dissertation looked at the media, diplomatic, economic, and cultural history of the Cold War and decolonisation. Besides this, particular interests include revolutions and 19th-century Europe.
That the only way you look stupid in the interview is to jump straight to a ‘right answer’ when there inevitably isn’t one. Thought-process and reasoning are what they’re looking for, and it’s fine to take time to think and vocalise this rather than rushing to what could be a weak conclusion. And that your thoughts are valid and valuable even though you’re talking to eminent academics.
I'm a big music lover and spend a lot of time choral singing. I'm also now studying for a law conversion.