News

April 2015 Sabine Schneider, affiliated PhD researcher at the Centre, has been awarded a History Project Grant, funded jointly by INET and the Centre for History and Economics at Cambridge and Harvard.  The grant will support archival research for a project on Bank of England crisis management in the mid-nineteenth century.

April 2015  Congratulations to Dr Adrian Williamson QC, Associate of the Centre for Financial History, on the launch of his monograph ‘Conservative economic policymaking and the birth of Thatcherism, 1964-1979’ at Keating Chambers in London on 16 April 2015.

April 2015  Dr Duncan Needham, Director of the Centre for Financial History, has been awarded the Economic History Society’s 2015 Thirsk-Feinstein prize for best doctoral dissertation in Economic and Social History.

December 2014  Dr D’Maris Coffman, former Director of the Centre for Financial History has left to take up a lectureship at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment of University College London.

November 2014  Dr Anthony Hotson and Dr Duncan Needham’s co-edited volume , ‘Expansionary fiscal contraction: the Thatcher government’s 1981 Budget in perspective’ was launched on 13 November at HM Treasury by the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury Sir Nick Macpherson.  The launch event featured presentations from Sir Alan Budd, Sir Tim Lankester, Sir Adam Ridley and William Keegan, all of whom contributed chapters to the volume.

June 2014  Dr Duncan Needham, Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History, has been appointed Temporary Lecturer in British Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge.

March 2014  Charles Read, Research Student at the Centre for Financial History, has been awarded the Economic History Society’s New Research Prize for his paper, Laissez-faire, the Irish Famine, and British financial crisis c.1846-50.

April 2012  Adrian Williamson, Research Student at the Centre for Financial History, has been awarded the Economic History Society’s New Research Prize for his paper, Farewell to prices and incomes policies: Conservative economic policy-making, 1974-79.