Dr Geraint Thomas

Geraint Thomas is a historian of twentieth-century Britain. His forthcoming book, Cultures of National Government: popular Conservatism in interwar Britain (Cambridge University Press), explores the political culture of the interwar years and offers the first detailed study of popular Conservatism under the cross-party National Government of the 1930s.

His current project investigates the social experience of democracy and state development in Britain since 1918, and as such seeks to contribute to broader methodological debates about the practice of political history. He also maintains an active research interest in Celtic history, looking in particular at how Celtic societies negotiated their place within a dominant Anglo world. His teaching interests span the political, social and cultural history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain.

Born and raised in Pembrokeshire, he studied at the LSE and the University of Cambridge, before taking up appointments in Oxford, Cambridge and York. In 2018, he returned to Cambridge to a college lectureship and fellowship at Peterhouse.


Key Information

Director of Studies in History, History with Politics, History and Modern Languages