SOAS University of London

Foundation College

Dr Kevin Manton

BA (CNAA); MA, MSc, PhD (London)
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Kevin Manton
Foundation College


Dr Kevin Manton
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During my long time here at SOAS I’ve been awarded the SOAS Director’s teaching prize and become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I currently teach on inter-disciplinary courses such as ‘Understanding the Modern World’; ‘The World From SOAS’; and ‘Introduction to Social Science, Arts, and Humanities’ all three of which I also coordinate. As well as these I also present a course on ‘World History’ that reflects my own specialist academic interests.

I’m an active researcher and have published numerous articles and two books on various aspects of British political history. The first of these was my PhD: Socialism and Education in Britain, 1883-1902; while the more recent is called Population Registration and Privacy in Britain, 1936-1984 and reflects my growing interest in how and why the state uses population data.

In addition to this I’ve acted as an external examiner for similar courses at some other institutions where I offer advice and pick up good ideas from seeing how others work. I review books for academic journals and other scholar’s work for book publishers and journals.