Dr Ali Flint

Researcher for Arts, Humanities and Education




College of Arts, Humanities and Education




Derby Campus




I am an adept/proactive/independent historical researcher with a passion for writing, who is an accomplished lecturer in English, with a well-established conference profile. In 2017 I successfully defended my Doctoral thesis entitled ‘To the Ladies of Ogston Hall: the Epistolary Cultures of Nineteenth-Century Gentry Women of Derbyshire.’


I recently joined the award- winning charity, the Brilliant Club that supports academic education for children from under-privileged backgrounds and non-selective state schools. Having gained a Masters in Ancient History, dissertation entitled ‘Women’s Role in Roman Wool-Work: Evidence in Epitaphs’ and a BA First Class in Classical Languages, I retired from a successful career as a Freelance Designer and Creative Arts Lecturer in 2013 to fulfil a life-time’s ambition, to pursue a career as a full-time writer and scholar.

Research interests

Feasibility study on developing a digital platform for nineteenth-century letters (Awarded a research grant by the University of Derby Vice Chancellor’s Ideas Forum). Dr Flint’s research bridges the gap between language, text and materiality. 


Current writing projects:


Recent publications

‘The Ladies of Ogston Hall’ in, East Midlands History and Heritage, August 2018.