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Dr John Landers

MA, PhD, DLitt, FRHistS
Quondam Fellow since 2005
Senior Research Fellow, Hertford College


  • Principal, Hertford College, Oxford (from 2005 to 2011)
  • Quondam Fellow, All Souls College (from 2005)
  • Lecturer in Historical Demography and Fellow, All Souls College (from 1991 to 2005)
  • Lecturer in Biological Anthropology, University College London (from 1980 to 1990)
  • Oil Demand Analyst, Shell UK Ltd (from 1979 to 1980)
  • Postgraduate, Churchill College, Cambridge (from 1975 to 1979)
  • Undergraduate, Hertford College, Oxford (from 1972 to 1975)

Research interests

  • Historical demography


  • The Field and the Forge: Population, Production, and Power in the pre-Industrial West (New York: OUP, 2003)
  • Death and the Metropolis: Studies in the Historical Demography of London, 1670–1830 (New York: CUP, 1993)

Other professional memberships and roles

  • Chairman, Animals in Science Committee (from 2011)
  • Member of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population