Digby Anderson

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Dr. Digby C. Anderson (born 25 May 1944)[1] is the founder and former director (until 2004[2]) of the Social Affairs Unit, a public policy organization/economic think-tank created in 1980. In addition to this role, Anderson served as a long-time contributor to several conservative American and British newspapers and magazines including The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph, as well as The American Spectator, The New Criterion, and National Review.

He is a priest in the Church of England.[3]


  • Anderson, Digby, Charles Moore, and Michael Heath, The English At Table, Social Affairs Unit, 2006. ISBN 1-904863-18-3
  • Anderson, Digby, Decadence: The Passing of Personal Virtue and Its Replacement by Political and Psychological Slogans, Social Affairs Unit, 2005.
  • Anderson, Digby, All Oiks Now: The Unnoticed Surrender of Middle England, Social Affairs Unit, 2004.
  • Anderson, Digby and Mullen, Peter (eds), Called to Account: The Case for an Audit of the State of the Failing Church of England, Social Affairs Unit, 2003.
  • Anderson, Digby (ed), The War on Wisdom, Social Affairs Unit, 2002
  • Anderson, Digby, Losing Friends, Social Affairs Unit, 2001.
  • Anderson, Digby, The Dictionary of Dangerous Words, Social Affairs Unit, 2000
  • Anderson, Digby and Mullen, Peter (eds), Faking it: the Sentimentalisation of Modern Society, Penguin Books, 1998.
  • Anderson, Digby and Mosbacher, Michael (eds), British Woman Today: A Qualitative Survey of Images in Women's Magazines, Social Affairs Unit, 1997.
  • Anderson, Digby (ed), Health, Lifestyle and Environment: Countering the Panic, Social Affairs Unit, 1991
  • Anderson, Digby, Drinking to Your Health: The Allegations and the Evidence, Social Affairs Unit, 1989
  • Anderson, Digby (ed), Full Circle?: Bringing Up Children in the Post-permissive Society, Social Affairs Unit, 1988
  • Anderson, Digby, The Spectator Book of Imperative Cooking, George G. Harrap and Co., 1987
  • Anderson, Digby, A Diet of Reason: Sense and Nonsense in the Healthy Eating Debate, Social Affairs Unit, 1986
  • Anderson, Digby, Kindness That Kills: Churches' Simplistic Response to Complex Social Issues, SPCK Publications, 1984


  1. ^ "Weekend birthdays", The Guardian, p. 58, 24 May 2014 |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  2. ^ Digby Anderson, Social Affairs Unit Why oldies should be amused and amusing February 24, 2005; Accessed May 2, 2008
  3. ^ "Digby Anderson". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 August 2015.

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