J. H. Plumb College Lecturer, Christ's College, Cambridge
Dr Samuel James is a member of the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, and is the J. H. Plumb College Lecturer at Christ's College. His main research interests are in the history of twentieth-century political thought and intellectual culture, and particularly in intellectual responses to economic, social, and political change in Britain in that period.
He has also worked on the intellectual history of the academic humanities, especially debates over their conceptual character and cultural purpose. Presently, he is completing a book on the so-called "Cambridge School" in the practice of the history of political thought between the Second World War and the late 1970s.