Dr Tristram Hunt' (Member of the Committee for the East Midlands) "is a historian, author and journalist. He is an expert in Victorian urban history and is a lecturer in history at Queen Mary, University of London. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of Chicago, he was previously a visiting professor at Arizona State University, an associate fellow at the Centre for History and Economics, King’s College, Cambridge and research fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).
"He is also author of numerous books and articles, the most recent being the critically acclaimed The Frock-Coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels as well as Building Jerusalem: The Rise and Fall of the Victorian City. In addition, he has worked extensively to generate a broader public interest in heritage through his articles in The Times, The Observer, The New Statesman and specialist journals. He has written and presented a number of radio and TV series including Civil War (BBC2), Isaac Newton: Great Briton (BBC2), The British Middle Class (Channel 4), Elgar and Empire (Radio 4), The Protestant Revolution (BBC4) and Ideas: the British Version (Radio 3). He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society."