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date: 02 July 2020

Foreman, Dr Amanda Lucy, (Mrs J. L. E. Barton) free

Born London 30 June 1968; d of Carl Foreman, Hon. CBE and of Evelyn Foreman; m 2000, Jonathan Luke Elliott Barton; one s four d



Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford (MPhil; DPhil 1998)


Writer, consultant and presenter, BBC TV documentaries, 1998–, including: The Ascent of Woman, 2015; journalist and contributor to US and UK newspapers and periodicals, 1998–; Adjunct Prof., Faculty of Writing, Gallatin Sch., New York Univ., 2002; Vis. Sen. Res. Fellow in Hist., Faculty of Arts, QMUL, 2004–. Member: Bd, Sarah Lawrence Coll., 2000–04; Adv. Council, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, 2005–; Adv. Council, NY Public Liby, 2009–. Founder, House of Speakeasy Foundn, 2013–; Trustee, Whiting Foundn. Judge: PEN/Hessell-Tiltman Prize for Hist., 2012; Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2012 (Chair, 2016). Member: Virginia Histl Soc.; Columbia Histl Soc. FRSA 2001


Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, 1998 (Whitbread Prize for Biog.); (contrib.) New Dictionary of National Biography, 2002; (Series Ed.) Making History, 2004; (contrib.) What Might Have Been, 2004; A World on Fire: an epic history of two nations divided, 2010 (Fletcher Pratt Award for Civil War Hist., Civil War Round Table of NY, 2011)


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