Keith Sugden

Affiliated Lecturer
PhD History, University of Cambridge, 2016.

MSt Local & Regional History, University of Cambridge, 2011.

MSc Analytical Chemistry, University of Salford, 1975.

BSc Applied Chemistry, University of Salford, 1972

2002-08 Group Research & Development Director, Reckitt Benckiser, USA.
2000-02 New Technology Research and Development Director, Reckitt Benckiser, England.
1996-1999 Director, Technology Licensing, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1987-1996 Head of Product Development, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1978-1987 Various roles in product research, Reckitt and Colman, England.
1972-1978 Senior Scientist, Laboratory of the Government Chemist, England.
1986-88 Visiting lecturer, Chemistry, University of Hull.

23 scientific publications.

4 patents.
The textile industry of England and Wales, circa 1500-1911.

Socio-economic development in British Columbia and Canada, 1881 to the present day.
Part 1 Paper 9 and Paper 10, The long industrial transformation, 1550-1850.
Trustee, Great Shelford Parochial Charities.
English textile industry, 1500-1911


Tags & Themes


Faculty of History West Road Cambridge UK CB3 9EF


Key publications

Keith Sugden, 'The Location of the Textile Industry in England and Wales, 1813-1820', Textile History, 47, 2 (2016), pp. 208-26.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, 'Economic Development of the BC Interior: A Case Study of Occupations in the Okanagan, 1881-1921', BC Studies, 194, summer (2017), pp. 65-89.

Keith Sugden, 'An Occupational Study to Track the Rise of Adult Male Mule Spinning in Lancashire and Cheshire, 1777-1813', Textile History, 48, 2 (2017), pp.160-75.

Keith Sugden, 'Clapham Revisited: The Transference of the Worsted Industry from Norfolk to the West Riding, c. 1700-1851, Continuity and Change, 33, 2 (2018), pp. 203-24.

Roger Sugden and Keith Sugden, 'Economic Development of Interior British Columbia: A Case Study of Wages in the Okanagan, 1911-1921', BC Studies, 201, Spring 2019, pp. 93-124.

Other publications

Keith Sugden, Sebastian Keibek, and Leigh Shaw-Taylor, 'Adam Smith revisited: coal and the location of the woollen
manufacture in England before mechanization, c. 1500-1820', Cambridge working Papers in Economic and Social History, working paper number 33,