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Mr Richard Jones

Mr Richard Jones

Graduate student
Faculty of History and St John's College
​Central committee memberships ​Membership type ​Term end
University Council​ ​Class (d) - student member ​30 June 2015
Postgraduate Admissions Committee ​Student member ​30 September 2014
​Advisory Committee on Benefactions and External and Legal Affairs
​Student member ​30 June 2015
About this member:

I am a PhD candidate in the Faculty of History, and research the economic, financial, and public policy history of nineteenth-century Britain.

During 2013-14 I was on sabbatical from my academic research to serve as the President of the Cambridge University Graduate Union. This meant I represented the interests of some 12,000 postgraduates across Cambridge, and sat on most of the University's major decision-making bodies, such as University Council, the General Board of the Faculties, and the Senior Tutors' Committee.

In 2011 I co-founded the Urban History Workshop within the History Faculty, and convened this for two years. During this time I was a member of the Graduate Teaching and Learning Committee.

I was involved in marking the bicentenary of Luddism in 2012, and discussed my research on this with Sarah Montague on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. I take a close interest in public history, and have been a member of History & Policy since I started my PhD.

Away from work, I am Treasurer of Cambridge University Wine Society.