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Dr Richard Wood is a Commonwealth Scholar, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and graduate of Rhodes and Edinburgh universitites. He is one of the world's leading historians on Rhodesian and Zimbabwean political and military history. He was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (then Rhodesia) and currently lives in Durban, South Africa, where he is engaged in full-time research and writing.

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Dr JRT Wood
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Employment and teaching

2001-2017
  • Full-time research and writing.
  • External Examiner for History III, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg.
2000
  • Visitor at the Historical Section, US Marine Corps HQ, Navy Yard, Washington.
  • Full-time research and writing.

1999
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.
  • Full-time research and writing.

1998
  • Member of the Executive Council of the Faculty of Arts (University of Durban-Westville, now University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Lecturing History II, History III & Honours.
  • History Department Representative on the
    • Computer Users Committee
    • Faculty of Arts Staff Development Forum
  • Faculty of Arts Representative on the University Computer Committee
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.
  • History Department representative on the Anglo-Boer War Commemoration Committee.

1997: Sabbatical year
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.
  • History Department representative on the Anglo-Boer War Commemoration Committee.

1995 - 1996: Professor at the University of Durban-Westville, South Africa (now University of KwaZulu-Natal)
  • Acting Head of the History Department (1996).
  • Secretary to the Executive Council of the Faculty of Arts.
  • lecturing History III and Honours.
  • supervisor for two MA theses (continuing).
  • History Department Representative on the
    • Computer Users Committee
    • Faculty of Arts Staff Development Forum
  • Faculty of Arts Representative on
    • the University Computer Committee
    • the School of Public Policy
  • Chairman of the History Inter-Disciplinary Committee.
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.

1991 - 1994: Associate Professor at the University of Durban-Westville
  • lecturing to History I, History II, History III and Honours.
  • supervisor for two MA theses (continuing)
  • co-ordinator for History II (1991), Honours (1992), History III (1993) and History II (1994)
  • History Department Secretary (1991-1993)
  • History Department Representative on the
    • Computer Users Committee
    • Faculty of Arts Staff Development Forum
  • Faculty of Arts Representative on
    • the University Computer Committee
    • the Board of the Documentation Centre (1992 only)
  • Secretary of the History Inter-Disciplinary Committee.
  • Chairman of the Senate Sub-Committee on University Publications (1994 only).
  • Acting Secretary to the Executive Council of the Faculty of Arts in August 1994 (in September elected Secretary for 1995).
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.

1988 - 1990: Senior Lecturer at the University of Durban-Westville
  • lecturing to History I, History II, History III and Honours;
  • Representative of the History Department on the Faculty of Arts, 1990;
  • History Department Representative on the Computer Users Committee.
  • External Examiner for History III, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.

1984 - 1987: Lecturer in History at the University of Durban-Westville
  • lecturing to History II, History III and Honours;
  • co-ordinator for the teaching and administration of History I from 1985 to 1988.
  • Representative of the History Department on the Faculty of Arts, 1985-1986.
  • (1986) External Examiner for an MA thesis (M.P.M. Horn, Chimurenga 1896-1897 : A Revisionist Study) for Rhodes University.
  • (1986-1987) External Examiner for History I, Natal University, Pietermaritzburg.

1979 - 1981: 1979-1981 Ernest Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the University of Rhodesia with the rank of Senior Research Fellow
  • collating the papers of Sir Roy Welensky and writing a book based on them.

1970 - 1978: 1970-1978 Ernest Oppenheimer Research Fellow at the University of Rhodesia
  • collating the papers of Sir Roy Welensky and writing a book based on them.
  • (1970-1972) lecturing and tutoring in the History Department of the University of Rhodesia (now the University of Zimbabwe) on a part-time basis.

1964: Relief Teacher for three months at St Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa
I held this position while waiting to proceed to Edinburgh University and while studying for a UED Diploma which I never completed because I secured the United Kingdom Commonwealth Scholarship. I left for Edinburgh in time for the beginning of the university year in September.

1963: Graduate Tutor in the History Department, Rhodes University, South Africa

1956 - 1959: Articled Clerk in Accountancy with Derry, Ellman-Brown & Fraser, Salisbury, Rhodesia.