Clare College Cambridge

Prof Helen Thompson

Prof Helen Thompson

Director of Studies for Part I HSPS and for Part II Politics and International Relations and Part II Sociology

Helen has been a Director of Studies  at Clare since 1995 and has taught Politics to every generation of Clare students since then. She is the Director of Studies for Part I Human, Social and Political Sciences and for Part II Politics and International Relations and Part II Sociology. She was educated at comprehensive schools in Nottingham and Milton Keynes. She was awarded a university prize for teaching in 2006. Her most recent book is Oil and the western economic crisis.  She has published articles in recent years on Brexit, the euro zone crisis, and the 2008 financial crisis. She has also written for the New York Times, the London Review of Books and Prospect, and appeared on Radios 4 and 5. 

Helen is a participant in the Talking Politics podcast, which you can hear at: 

 https://www.acast.com/talkingpolitics

 You can listen to Helen talking to students about their time in Cam studying politics and international relations just before they graduated in 2016 at: 

 https://soundcloud.com/university-of-cambridge/sets/polis-department-of-politics

 https://soundcloud.com/university-of-cambridge/what-studying-politics-at-cambridge-is-like?in=university-of-cambridge/sets/polis-department-of-politic

http://www.polis.cam.ac.uk/about-us/election 

Listen to Helen talking to students just about to graduate in Politics and International Relations about their experience in Cambridge:

https://soundcloud.com/university-of-cambridge/what-studying-politics-at-cambridge-is-like?in=university-of-cambridge/sets/polis-department-of-politics