Professor David Ormrod came to Kent via LSE and Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he was a college Research Scholar. Apart from establishing a continuing interest in Dutch history and culture, his doctoral research with Charles Wilson affirmed his conviction of the centrality of the social sciences to historical research.
David’s research interests lie in the field of early modern English and European economic and cultural history. He has written widely on early modern commercial history.
He has acted as guest curator at the Museum of London, and played a leading role in promoting collaborative ventures involving curators and historians while consultant to the Achievement Project (Renaissance Trust) and Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research.