Sir Ivor Crewe is Master of University College, Oxford and President of the Academy of Social Sciences. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Essex from 1995 to 2007 and President of Universities UK from 2003 to 2005. In 2018, he was appointed to the Government’s Review of Post-18 Education and Funding. He is currently Chair of the Higher Education Policy Institute.
Sir Ivor’s academic work focuses on British politics. He has written extensively on elections, public opinion and party politics in the UK. His books include Decade of Dealignment (with Bo Sarlvik), SDP: The Birth, Life and Death of the Social Democratic Party (with Anthony King) and The Blunders of our Governments (with Anthony King).