Gareth Stedman Jones

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Professor Gareth Stedman Jones (born 17 December 1942) is a British academic and historian.[1]

Educated at St Paul's School and Lincoln College, Oxford, where he read History, Stedman Jones went on to Nuffield College, Oxford to take a DPhil.

He moved to Cambridge in 1974, becoming a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge and, in 1979, a lecturer in history. Since 1991, he has served as co-Director of the Centre for History and Economics at King's and has held the post of professor of political science since 1997.[2] From 1964 to 1981 he served on the Editorial Board of the New Left Review. He was a joint founder of the History Workshop Journal in 1976. He has two sons and one stepdaughter. He is now Professor of the History of Ideas at Queen Mary, University of London


  • Outcast London, Oxford, 1971 [reprinted with new preface, 1984; reprinted Harmondsworth, 1992; Open University edition, 2002].
  • Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History, 1832-1982, Cambridge, 1983.
  • Klassen, Politik, Sprache, edited by P. Schöttler, Munster, 1988.
  • Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, Harmondsworth, 2002, introduction of 180pp.
  • An End to Poverty? London, Profile Books, July 2004.[3]


  1. ^ Hunt, Tristram (28 July 2006). "Lessons for Beijing emerge from the Dickensian smog". The Guardian. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  2. ^ "King’s History Fellows". King’s College. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Howe, Stephen (6 August 2004). "A wealth of ideas about an age-old problem". The Independent. Retrieved 29 May 2011.