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Noel Thompson graduated from St. Andrews University in 1974, and pursued a Masters degree in Economic and Political Thought at Queen's University Belfast, before undertaking research leading to the award of a doctorate by the University of Cambridge. He was appointed to a lectureship in Swansea University in 1979, was awarded a personal chair in 1999, and has been Head of its Department of History, School of Humanities, Acting Head of the School of Law, and of the College of Business, Economics and Law. He was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) in 2008 and resigned from that post to take up a Visiting Fellowship at St. Catherine's College, Oxford in 2014.

His research is focused primarily on the history of British anti-capitalist and socialist political economy in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and his most recent monographs include Political Economy and the Labour Party: the economics of democratic socialism, 1884-2005 (2006), Left in the wilderness: the political economy of British democratic socialism since 1979 (2002), and The Real Rights of Man: political economies for the working class, 1775-1850 (1998).



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Socialism -- Great Britain -- History.
Consumption (Economics) -- Political aspects -- Great Britain -- History.
Socialism -- Great Britain -- Sources.
Socialism and culture -- Great Britain.
Economics -- Great Britain.
Economics. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst00902116
Socialism. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01123637
Great Britain. -- fast -- (OCoLC)fst01204623