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Sir Tony Wrigley

Formerly Master, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Past President of the British Academy
Born: 17 August 1931, Manchester, England Education: King's School, Macclesfield; University of Cambridge, B.A. (History, 1st class honours, Pts I and II: Geography, 1st class honours, Pt. II) 1952; Ph.D. (1957) Career: Fellow, Peterhouse, Cambridge 1958-74 University Lecturer in Geography, Univ.of Cambridge 1958-74 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton,1970-1 Co-founder, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure 1964 Hinkley Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins Univ., 1975 President, British Society for Population Studies, 1977-9 Tinbergen Visiting Professor, Erasmus Univ., Rotterdam, 1979 Professor of Population Studies, London School of Economics, 1979-88 Editor, Economic History Review, 1986-92 Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 1988-94 Professor Economic History, Cambridge, 1994-7 President, Economic History Society, 1995-8 Master of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, 1994-2000 Honours: Laureate, International Union for the Scientific Study of Population, 1993 Knight Bachelor 1996 (for services to historical demography) Hon. doctorates: Manchester, 1997; Sheffield, 1997; Bristol, 1998; Edinburgh, 1998; Oxford, 1999; Leicester, 2000; Queen Mary 2004. Hon. Fellow, London School of Economics, 1997 Founder's Medal, Royal Geographical Society, 1997 Member, American Philosophical Society, 2001 Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2001 Leverhulme Medal, British Academy, 2005
Past appointments
  • Professor of Population Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1979 - 1988
  • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 1988 - 1994
  • Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge, 1994 - 1997
  • Professor of Population Studies 1979-88, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2012 -
  • formerly Master, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Past President of the British Academy, Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge, 1994 -
Principal publications
  • The path to sustained growth 2016
  • Industrial growth and population change 1961, Cambridge
  • Population and history 1969
  • Continuity, chance and change 1988
  • Nineteenth century society 1972
  • Identifying people in the past 1973
  • Towns in societies 1978
  • Population history of England 1981
  • The works of Thomas Robert Malthus 1986
  • People, cities and wealth 1987
  • English population history from family reconstitution 1580-1837 1997
  • Poverty, progress and population 2004
  • Energy and the English industrial revolution 2010
  • The early English censuses 2011
Fellow type

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