Professor Jim Tomlinson awarded Leverhulme Trust Fellowship

Congratulations to our Professor of Economic & Social History, Jim Tomlinson, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship which he will take up in October 2021. 

The Fellowship aims to support well-established, distinguished researchers in the humanities and social sciences to complete a piece of original research over the course of two to three years. The grant covers the cost of a replacement salary of the period of the research.

Jim's two-year project is ‘Defeating Mr Churchill: the decline of liberal political economy, 1908–1929’. It links Churchill's loss of his seat as a Liberal MP in Dundee 1922 with the global problems of the British economy, as it increasingly suffered from foreign competition from low wage countries.

Jim will examine the reasons for the decline of the kind of liberal political economy supported by Churchill, across the First World War and up to the end of his period as Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1929.

On receiving his Fellowship he said: 'I was extremely pleased to receive the Fellowship, as it will give me the sustained period needed for researching and writing, in order to complete a book from this project, on which I have been working, off and on, for the last ten years.'


First published: 15 December 2020

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