Professor Geoffrey Alderman DLitt MA DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS, FHEA, FRSA, FICPD, FCMI, CQP MCQI

The Jewish Contribution to Crime in the UK since the Cromwellian Readmission

Professor Geoffrey Alderman is an academic and journalist specialising in modern British history with special reference to the impact of religious and ethnic groups on British political life and society. Educated at Oxford, where he completed his BA and DPhil, he taught for twenty-two years in the University of London, where he was chairman of the Academic Council (1989-94) and (1992-93) Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Standards. He is currently Michael Gross Professor of Politics & Contemporary History at the University of Buckingham, and concurrently Principal of Nelson College London. An authority on the history of British Jewry, his books include The Jewish Community in British Politics (OUP, 1983), London Jewry and London Politics 1889-1986 (Routledge, 1989), Modern British Jewry (OUP 1992 & 1998) and British Jewry Since Emancipation (University of Buckingham Press, 2014).  From 1994 to 2004 he was an Associate Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography, in charge of post-1800 Jewish entries. In 2006 he was awarded the higher doctoral degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Oxford in respect of his published work in the field of modern Anglo-Jewish history. In 2011 he was awarded the Bermant Prize for Journalism.