BRIGGS, Asa. (Baron Briggs of Lewes). British, b. 1921. Genres: Economics, History. Career: Provost, Worcester College, Oxford, 1976-91 (Fellow, 1945-55); Chancellor, Open University, 1978-94. Reader in Recent Social and Economic History, Oxford University, 1950-55; Professor of Modern History, Leeds University, 1955-61; Dean of Social Studies, 1961-65, ProVice-Chancellor, 1961-97, Professor of History, 1961-76, and Vice-Chancellor, 1967-76, University of Sussex. Publications: (with D. Thomson and E. Meyer) Patterns of Peacemaking, 1945; History of Birmingham, 1952; Victorian People, 1954; Friends of the People, 1956; The Age of Improvement, 1959, rev. ed., 2000; A Study of the Work of Seebohm Rown-tree, 1961; History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom, 5 vols., 1961-95; From Ironbridge to the Crystal Palace, 1979; The Power of Steam, 1982; A Social History of England, 1984, rev. ed., 1999; Victorian Things, 1988; Haut-Brion, 1994; Michael Young, Social Entrepreneur, 2001. EDITOR: Chartist Studies, 1959; (with J. Saville) Essays in Labour History, 2 vols., 1960, 1971; They Saw It Happen 1897-1940, 1961; The Nineteenth Century, 1970; (with S. Briggs) Cap and Bell: Punch's Chronicle of English History in the Making, 1972; (gen. ed.) Essays in the History of Publishing, 1974; (co) Fins de siecle, 1996. Address: c/o Veronica Humphrey, 26 Oakmede Way, Ringmer, E. Sussex BN8 5JL, England.