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Prof Scott Newton 

Education & Qualifications

King Edward’s School Birmingham

Sidney Sussex College Cambridge (MA History)

Ph.D (Birmingham) 1982

Career Overview

1982 Temporary Lecturer in Modern History, Worcester College of Higher Education

1983 Temporary Lecturer in Economic and Social History, Birmingham University

1984 Lecturer in Modern British and International History, Cardiff University (then University College, Cardiff); Senior Lecturer, 1997; Reader, 2006; Professor 2011.

Teaching Profile

I am responsible, at undergraduate level, for 1 triple module and a contribution to the first year modern history core course. I also run 2 x 20 credit and 2 x 10 credit MA modules and supervise PhD students. My aim has always been to use the primary source materials and insights derived from my research to inform my teaching. Currently this applies with particular force to my year 3 undergraduate option on Britain and European Integration, 1951-75, and to my MA modules – all of which reflect my interests in the political economy of modern Britain and its relationship with the global economy after 1945.

Membership and External Activity

Royal Historical Society

Economic History Society

History and Policy Network


Paper delivered  on ‘The Economic Crisis’ to Church in Wales Bishops' Symposium on the Economic Crisis, Llandaff, 30 November 2012; talk given on 8 May 2013 to HM Treasury (at the Treasury) for a seminar series on past periods of austerity and retrenchment. This was organised jointly by the Treasury and the History and Policy Network. My presentation discussed the politics and economics of Labour’s post-devaluation strategy, 1967-70.