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. 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.