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Prizes

The group awards a prize each year for the best publication on conservative politics and the study of conservatism, broadly defined. Details of all the winning publications can be found here.

Stuart Ball - 2014


In January 2014 the prize for the best publication in the previous calendar year was awarded to Prof Stuart Ball of the University of Leicester, for his book Portrait of a Party: The Conservative Party in Britain 1918-1945 (Oxford University Press). This year the prize was kindly judged by Tim Bale (the winner for 2012) and Pete Dorey (the winner for 2011), and the judges commended Stuart’s book as a magisterial work. In a forthcoming review of the volume for the English Historical Review Bale commented that: ‘As someone familiar with the works of John Ramsden, I wasn’t altogether sure there was much more to say about the Party between the wars.  I was wrong.  Ball has said it – and said it beautifully.’ Many congratulations to Stuart!

Tim Bale - 2013



We are delighted to award the fourth annual prize of £100 for the best publication in the analysis of Conservatism to Tim Bale for his new book "The Conservatives since 1945: The Drivers of Party Change" (Oxford University Press). 

Many congratulations Tim for this well deserved award.

 


Peter Dorey - 2012



In January 2012 we awarded our third annual prize for the best publication on Conservatives and Conservatism in the previous academic year. The prize, worth £100, went to Pete Dorey of Cardiff University for his book British Conservatism The Philosophy and Politics of Inequality (I.B. Tauris). Many congratulations to Pete for this very well deserved prize.




David Seawright - 2011



In January 2011 we awarded our second annual prize for the best publication on Conservatives and Conservatism in the previous academic year.  The prize, worth £100, went to David Seawright of Leeds University for The British Conservative Party and One Nation Politics (Continuum). Congratulations to David!





Andrew Thorpe - Robert McIlveen - 2010


In January 2010 we awarded our first annual prize for the best publication(s) on Conservatives and Conservatism in the previous academic year.  This year the prize was shared between Andrew Thorpe of Exeter University for his article on Tory party membership in WWII and Robert McIlveen of Policy Exchange for his article on David Cameron's A-List.  Congratulations to them both!