I studied History as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol, where I was fortunate to be taught by great lecturers focusing on histories of Africa. Before starting my final year, I undertook a VSO project in Zambia. During my time there, I conducted oral history dissertation research about how the socio-economic relevance of the TAZARA Railway has changed within the country. I also explored how TAZARA’s legacies have been ascribed new meanings through 21st century Sino-Zambian relations. While at Oxford, I intend to research how environmental change in Zambia has impacted hydroelectricity generation, and also examine the contemporary role of China in Zambian hydroelectric dam construction. I am really looking forward to studying Africa within an interdisciplinary community of students from across the world.