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Professor Peter Sloman 

Profile photo of Peter Sloman. He is standing in front of a brick wall and smiling at the camera.
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Social and Political Sciences

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Peter Sloman is Professor of British Politics at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) and teaches politics and history at Churchill College. Before arriving in Cambridge he spent ten years in Oxford, first as a student at Queen’s – where he read Modern History and Politics (2005-8) and obtained his DPhil (2012) – and then as a junior research fellow at New College. His first book, ‘The Liberal Party and the Economy, 1929-1964’ (Oxford, 2015) explored how British Liberals engaged with economic thought in the era of John Maynard Keynes and William Beveridge. Peter is currently working on the history of tax-benefit integration and its role in the transformation of the British welfare state from the Beveridge Report to Universal Credit. He also retains a close interest in liberalism, political thought, and electoral sociology.

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27 April 2021 – 30 September 2022


01 October 2018 – 30 September 2019