The Social History Society is a democratic association. SHS members elect which amongst them should serve as Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Communications Officer and as ordinary members of the executive committee. That committee appoints the honorary president and vice-presidents as well as a number of other roles.

If you are interested in standing for the committee or one of the officer roles, please see our constitution and contact our Administrative Secretary at

Naomi Tadmor


Pat Thane

Honorary President

Harold Perkin


Asa Briggs

Founding President

Eric Evans

Honorary Vice-President

Catherine Hall

Honorary Vice-President

Penny Summerfield

Honorary Vice-President

Keith Wrightson

Honorary Vice-President

Georgina Brewis

Honorary Secretary

Jennifer Evans


Henry Irving

Communications Officer

Jenni Hyde

Administrative Secretary

Kate Bradley

Committee Member, 2020-2023

Rachel Bright

Committee Member, 2020-2023

Jordan Claridge

Representative from EHS

Pamela Cox

Former Chair

Daniel Grey

Committee Member, 2019-2022

David Hitchcock

Committee Member, 2021-24

Edda Nicolson

PG Representative, 2020-2022

Ella Sbaraini

PG Representative, 2021-2023

Corinna Peniston-Bird

Committee Member, 2021-24

June Purvis

Committee Member, 2020-2023

Mark Roodhouse

Representative to EHS

Jonathan Saha

Committee Member, 2020-2023

Brodie Waddell

CaSH Representative