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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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What's new ...

February 2023 (provisional)
Publication of The Butcher, The Tailor, The Picture Frame Maker...Stories of Middle Way (The Book Guild). Intriguing tales of the lives of fascinating characters connected with the property where Gareth lives.

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


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


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