John Vaizey, Baron Vaizey
Background and education
In 1952, he joined the United Nations Office at Geneva and after a year was elected a fellow at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Three years later in 1956 Vaizey became employed as lecturer at the University of Oxford. He moved to the University of London in 1960, where he oversaw a research unit as its director for the next two years. Subsequently, Vaizey came to Worcester College, Oxford, having been appointed to its fellowship. In 1966, he obtained the new created professorship at the Brunel University, heading its school of social sciences from 1973.
Vaizey was offered the post of the vice-chancellor of the Monash University, based in Melbourne in 1975; however, after attacks by Australian artists against his close friend Bryan Robertson, who should have taken over the directorship of the National Gallery of Victoria, he declined the offer. In the 1976 Prime Minister's Resignation Honours he was designated for a life peerage and on 23 June, he was created Baron Vaizey, of Greenwich, in Greater London. In his last years Vaizey served as principal of the St Catherine's Foundation at Cumberland Lodge.
- The Trade Unionist and Full Employment; (1955)
- The Costs of Education; (1958)
- Scenes from Institutional Life and Other Writings; (1959)
- The Brewing Industry 1886–1951: An Economic Study; (1960)
- Britain in the Sixties: Education for tomorrow; (1962)
- Education in a Class Society: The Queen and Her Horses Reign; (1962)
- The Economics of Education; (1962)
- Education in a class society : the Queen and her horses reign; (1963)
- The Control of Education; (1963)
- Barometer Man; (1966)
- The Costing of Educational Plans; (1967)
- Industry and the Intellectuals; (1970)
- The Type to Succeed; (1970)
- Capitalism; (1971)
- Education; (1971)
- Social Democracy; (1971)
- The History of British Steel; (1974)
- Education in the Modern World; (1975)
- Political Economy and the Problems of Our Time; (1975)
- Capitalism and Socialism: A History of Industrial Growth; (1980)
- In Breach of Promise: Gaitskell, Macleod, Titmuss, Crosland, Boyle: Five Men who shaped a Generation; (1983)
- National Health; (1984)
- Cleveland (1985), p. 147
- Turner (1985), p. 410
- Dod (1984), p. 284
- Jones (2006), pp. 234–235
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- "Obituary, Lyman Stansky". New York Times. 29 November 1993. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
- Musson, Jeremy (14 February 2008). "Interview: Ed Vaizey". Country Life. Retrieved 3 January 2010.
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- Charles Roger Dod and Robert Philip Dod (1984). J. Berwick Smith (ed.). Dod's Parliamentary Companion 1984. London: Dod's Parliamentary Companion Ltd.CS1 maint: Uses authors parameter (link)
- William A. Cleveland, ed. (1985). Britannica Book of the Year 1985. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. ISBN 0-85229-428-X.
- Jones, Barry (2006). A Thinking Reed. Crowns Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-74114-387-X.
- Turner, Roland (1985). The Annual Obituary 1985. St Martin's Press. ISBN 0-912289-53-8.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Vaizey, Baron Vaizey
- "Register of the John Vaizey Papers, 1926–1985" (PDF). Online Archive of California. Retrieved 3 January 2010.