This is a selected bibliography of academic work on the Student Movement (including PhD theses) and related texts on social and youth movements.

Asbhy, E. & Anderson, M. (1970), Rise of the Student Estate in Britain. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Brewis, G. (2014), A Social History of Student Volunteering: Britain and Beyond, 1890-1980. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Burkett, J. (2013), Constructing Post-Imperial Britain: Britishness, ‘Race’ and the Radical Left in the 1960s. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Burkett, J. (2014), ‘The National Union of Students and Transnational Solidarity, 1958-1968’, European Review of History: Revue europeenne d’historie, 21(4), pp. 529-555.

Burkett, J. (ed.) (forthcoming), Students in Twentieth Century Britain and Ireland. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Caute, D. (1988), Sixty-Eight: the Year of the Barricades. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Cockburn, A. & Blackburn, R. (eds.) (1969), Student Power: Problems, Diagnosis, Action, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Conlon, S. (2010), ‘Students: Consumers or Citizens’, in Mohrman, K. & Munck, R. (eds.) Reinventing the University: Creating a New Vision. Dublin: Glasnevin Publishing.

Day, M. (2012), National Union of Students, 1922-2012. London: Regal Press.

DeGroot, G. (ed.) (1998), Student Protest: The Sixties and After. London: Routledge.

Diani, M. (1992), ‘The Concept of Social Movement’, Sociological Review, 40 (1), pp. 1-25.

Dyhouse, C. (2006), Students: a Gendered History. London: Routledge.

Edmonds, O. (1994), ‘The Vietnam War and the British Student Left: A Study in Political Symbolism’, Vietnam Generation 5(1-4), available at

Ellis, S. (2014), ‘Promoting Solidarity at Home and Abroad: the Goals and Tactics of the anti-Vietnam War Movement in Britain’, European Review of History: Revue europeenne d’historie, 21(4), pp. 557-76.

Fowler, D. (2008), Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c. 1920–1970: From Ivory Tower to Global Movement. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Fraser, R. (1988), 1968: A Student Generation in Revolt. London: Hamish Hamilton.

Hanna, E. S. (2013), Student Power! The Radical Days of the English Universities. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Hoefferle, C. (2012), British Student Activism in the Long Sixties. London: Routledge.

Horn, G-R. (2007), The Spirit of 68: Rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jobs, R. (2009), ‘Youth Movements: Travel, Protest, and Europe in 1968’, The American Historical Review, 114 (2), pp.  376–404.

Klimke, M. & Scharloth, J. (eds.) (2008), 1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ramamurthy, A. (2013), Black Star: Britain’s Asian Youth Movements. London: Pluto Press.

Smith, E. (2012), ‘1968 – Too Little and too Late? The Communist Party and Race Relations in the Late 1960s’, Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory, 36 (3), pp. 363-384.

Smith, E. & Worley, M. (eds.) (2014), Against the Grain: the British Far Left from 1956 vol. II. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Smith, E. & Worley, M. (eds.) (forthcoming), Waiting for the Revolution: the British Far Left from 1956. Manchester: Manchester University Press.

Thomas, Thomas Nicholas (1996) The British student movement 1965-1972. PhD thesis, University of Warwick, available at…/1/WRAP_THESIS_Thomas_1996.pdf

Thompson, E. P. (2014 [1970]), Warwick University Ltd. Nottingham: Spokesman Books.

Touraine, A. (1981), The Voice & the Eye: an Analysis of Social Movements. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Webster, S. (2016), Protest Activity in the British Student Movement, 1945-2011. PhD thesis, University of Manchester, available at

Weinbren, D. (2014) The Open University. A History. Manchester, Manchester University Press.