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The December 2018 update adds 13 articles, containing 14 biographies, accompanied by 5 portrait likenesses, on people active from the seventeenth to the early twenty-first centuries. These newly-added lives have been curated by Sir David Cannadine, General Editor, Oxford DNB.
A hugely influential figure in the field of cultural studies, Stuart Hall, born in Jamaica, arrived in England in 1951. His position as a 'familiar stranger' (the title of his posthumous autobiography) informed his insights into the place where he made his career and home.