Tristram Hunt is a lecturer in modern British history at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of the critically acclaimed Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City and The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels. A regular history broadcaster, he has authored numerous radio and television series for the BBC and Channel 4.
Dr Hunt is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Trustee of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, and a Trustee of the Centre for Cities
The Frock-coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels (Allen Lane, 2009)
Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City (Phoenix, 2005)
The English Civil War: At First Hand (Orion, 2003)
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"The 2006 Battle of Ideas did what it said on the tin: prejudices were punctured, common wisdom was questioned and original thinking honoured. The saying was coined in Texas, but I suggest that the Battle of Ideas adopts it as the conference motto: ‘sacred cows make the best burgers."
George Brock, Saturday Editor, The Times