Emeritus Professor of Economic History, University of Cambridge

Martin Daunton was Astor Professor of British History at UCL until his move to Cambridge in 1997 as Professor of Economic History, from which he retired in 2015. 

He was also Master of Trinity Hall from 2004 to 2014.  He has written extensively on British economic and social history, in particular dealing with economic and social policy relating to distributive justice in taxation, housing and welfare, and is currently completing a book on the economic governance of the world since 1933 and starting to work on the history of intergenerational justice.  He served for eight years as a trustee of the National Maritime Museum and was involved in discussions over the interpretation of imperial trade.  He is currently a Commissioner of Historic England and involved in the discussions over interpretation of England’s past.