Gareth Winrow is a writer, researcher and academic. He is a recognised authority on Turkish foreign policy. Gareth has also worked as a consultant and as 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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