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Sir Tony Wrigley

Formerly Master, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Past President of the British Academy

British Academy appointments
President 1997 - 2001
Treasurer 1991 - 1995

Economic History (Economics), Demography, Epidemiology and Health

Born: 17 August 1931, Manchester, England
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)
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
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)
formerly Master, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and Past President of the British Academy Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge (1994 - )
Professor of Population Studies 1979-88 London School of Economics and Political Science University of London (2012 - )

Principal publications
Population and history, 1969
Population history of England, 1981
Continuity, chance and change, 1988
Towns in societies, 1978
English population history from family reconstitution 1580-1837, 1997
Industrial growth and population change, 1961, Cambridge
Nineteenth century society, 1972
Identifying people in the past, 1973
The works of Thomas Robert Malthus, 1986
People, cities and wealth, 1987
Poverty, progress and population, 2004
Energy and the English industrial revolution, 2010
The early English censuses, 2011
The path to sustained growth, 2016


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