Prof Scott Newton
Education & Qualifications
King Edward’s School Birmingham: scholarship to Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, 1974. Graduated with First Class honours in both parts of the History Tripos.
Ph.D (Birmingham) 1982
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.
I am responsible, at undergraduate level, for 2 triple modules 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 am currently supervising 3 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, 1940-75, 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. These attract a large number of students, despite the fact that they involve the introduction of a fair degree of economic theory to students who for the most part have no background in economics and who are indeed rather frightened of the subject.
Membership and External Activity
Royal Historical Society
Economic History Society
History and Policy Network
Forthcoming: Paper on ‘The Economic Crisis’ to Church in Wales Bishops' Symposium on the Economic Crisis, Llandaff, 30 November; Paper to be given on 21 February 2013 to HM Treasury (at the Treasury) for a seminar series on past periods of austerity and retrenchment. This has been organised jointly by the Treasury and the History and Policy Network. My presentation will discuss the politics and economics of Labour’s post-devaluation strategy, 1967-70.