New editor for History Today

History Today has announced that Gavin Stamp, a former BBC journalist, has been appointed as its new editor.

New editor for History Today

Stamp has worked for a decade as a politics reporter for BBC News covering four general elections, the EU referendum, the Brexit negotiations and the Iraq Inquiry. Prior to this, he held various roles at print titles including Media Week and Scotland on Sunday.

He has a first-class degree in Modern History and Politics from the University of Edinburgh and an M.Litt in Modern American History and International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

Gavin succeeds Paul Lay, who tweeted in November: “News. After more than 12 years, I’ll be stepping aside as editor of @HistoryToday next month. Thanks to all who’ve been part of the story. It’s been a blast.”

Gavin Stamp wrote yesterday on LinkedIn: “I'm delighted to have started today in my new role at History Today and am looking forward to working with the brilliant team there.”

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