Pat Thane on Asa Briggs

Asa Briggs was a towering figure in the world of social history. One of his many contributions was to serve as Honorary President of the Social History Society from its foundation in 1976 until his death in the spring of last year.

His successor in that role, Professor Pat Thane, has written on his life for the 2018 volume of Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, which we are pleased to reproduce with the kind permission of the British Academy.

Click here to read Thane on Briggs.