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Sir Tony Wrigley

BA, MA, PhD, FBA
Quondam Fellow since 2005
Sir Tony Wrigley
  • Background

    • Master, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge (from 1994 to 2000)
    • Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge (from 1994 to 1997)
    • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1988 to 1994)
    • Co-Director, Cambridge Group for History of Population Social Structure, Cambridge (from 1974 to 1994)
    • Professor of Population Studies, London School of Economics (from 1979 to 1988)
    • Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Cambridge (from 1958 to 1974)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Peterhouse, Cambridge (from 1949 to 1958)
  • Research interests

    • Economic and demographic history in England in the period between the reigns of Elizabeth and Victoria
    • Reconstruction of the history of the changing occupational structure of England in the period c.1750-c.1850
  • Selected publications

    • Poverty, Progress and Population (CUP, 2004)
    • (jointly) English Population History from Family Reconstitution (CUP, 1997)
    • (ed. with R. A. Church) The Industrial Revolutions (Blackwell Publishers, 1994)
    • Continuity, Chance and Change (CUP, 1988)
    • People, Cities and Wealth: The Transformation of Traditional Society (Basil Blackwell, 1987)
    • (edited jointly) The Works of Thomas Robert Malthus (Pickering, 1986)
    • Link to publications
    • Publications (PDF)
  • Other professional memberships and roles

    • President, British Society for Population Studies (from 1977 to 1979)
    • President, Economic History Society (from 1995 to 1998)
    • Chairman, Population Investigation Committee (from 1984 to 1990)
    • Treasurer, British Academy (from 1989 to 1995)
    • Chairman, Newton Trust (from 2000 to 2007)
    • Editor, Economic History Review (from 1989 to 1992)
    • Member, American Philosophical Society (2001)
    • Honorary Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2001)
  • Research awards and grants

    • Leverhulme Medal, British Academy (2005).
    • Founder's Medal, Royal Geographical Society (1997).
    • IUSSP Laureate (1993).