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Gareth Winrow is a writer, researcher and academic. He is a recognised authority on Turkish foreign policy. Having also worked as a consultant, Gareth is currently a tutor in the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University.

Born in Bolton, Gareth was awarded a scholarship to study for a degree in Modern History at Keble College, Oxford University. He then received an MA in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University before gaining a doctorate from Manchester University. He lived and worked in Turkey for twenty years and became a professor in the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University.

His latest book, Whispers Across Continents: In Search of the Robinsons (2019), is his first non-academic work.

Gareth is currently exploring the lives of individuals and families who previously occupied or owned the property where he lives. These include land speculators, lawyers, butchers, print-sellers, tailors, and former Burma-based police officers. One of his aims, here, is to present an alternative history of Oxford. Gareth is also looking into the history of his own family.

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What's new ...

April 2021
Whispers Across Continents: In Search of the Robinsons - a talk with Gareth Winrow
for the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT)
July 2020
Gareth talks about the life of Hannah Rodda: Empires, Converts & Community - Episode 6

Articles

August 2020
Extraordinary life of Cornish woman who married a fake warlord - CornwallLive.com on Hannah Rodda
June 2020
Who was Ahmet Robenson? by Gareth Winrow. Published in the Journal of Anglo-Turkish Relations, Vol.1, Issue 2 (2020), pp.1-12
February 2020
Whispers Across Continents: In Search of the Robinsons -
Gareth writes in the River Journal: Did You Know?...This Ground-Breaking Turkish Sportsman lived in Tarrytown

Blogs

Gareth's blogs on Whispers Across Continents:
September 2020
On Amberley Publishing's website
March 2020
In Social History Society