Professor Jon Lawrence works on modern British social, cultural and political history, and is now based at the University of Exeter. He has previously taught at University College, London, the University of Liverpool, Harvard and the University of Cambridge. Jon has published extensively on British social and political history including Speaking for the People: Party, Language and Popular Politics in England, 1867–1914 (1998) and Electing Our Masters: The Hustings in British Politics from Hogarth to Blair (2009). He has written for the London Review of Books, History Today, Renewal and BBC History Magazine, and has contributed to television history programmes on BBC2, Channel 4 and the Parliament Channel.
He was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for 2013–15 to conduct the research for the book he is writing next, a social history of post-war England for OUP entitled Me, Me, Me?.