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Teaching arrangements, Term 2, Weeks 1-5

My wife, Carolyn, is expecting our second child in January 2016. Our daughter is due 25 January, but babies being what they are, she could come at any time in the first half of term. To avoid this uncertainty impacting on you, the Head of Department, Professor Dan Branch, has agreed that my teaching will be covered by Dr Meleisa Ono-George.

Therefore, all AM417 seminars will be presented by Dr Ono-George in term 2, weeks 1-5 inclusive.

Meleisa is a former PhD student of mine, who graduated in 2014. She is an expert in Caribbean slavery and its legacies, focusing on Jamaica. She has extensive teaching experience at Warwick and elsewhere, including on AM217, AM101 and AM103. She currently works at the Modern Records Centre. Put simply, I can't imagine a better person to cover for me.

Meleisa will be holding office hours to support AM417 in my room (H3.33) at the following times:

  • Tuesday, 5-6
  • Wednesday, 1-2

Meleisa will also be coming on our fieldtrip to London in Week 7

Other than the two weeks of Statutory Paternity Leave that I will take as soon as my daughter is born, I will still be coming in for my own office hours (and also to see dissertation students, do administration etc.) All being well, I will return to teach AM417 in Week 7, right after Reading Week.

Please note that there will be no Wednesday seminars in Week 7. Instead, we will be meeting first thing in the morning on Friday 26th February at Leamington Spa train station in order to travel down to London together. I'll confirm the details very soon.

If you have any questions or concerns about these arrangements, please contact me ( or the Head of Department (

Professor David Lambert, 1 December 2015