Professor John Shepherd, Co-Director, Labour History Research Unit, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. He has published widely on British Political and Labour History, including George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour (OUP, 2002/2004) and Britain's First Labour Government (Palgrave, 2006) (with Prof Laybourn). Currently, he is writing
Crisis? What Crisis? The British Winter of Discontent, 1978-79 for Manchester University Press.
Dr Janet Shepherd has over thirty year's experience of teaching in schools and higher education. She gained her history doctorate with a study of poor law pauper education in Britain. She has written plays for Radio and was a contributor to an award winning history of her local village and village life published during the Millennium.