Charles Jones

Dr Charles Jones


Charles Jones is a historian and Emeritus Reader in International Relations with interests in International Relations, war, Argentina, and Victorian radical feminism. He has sung with the Wolfson choir since his return to Cambridge in 1998. 

Charles Jones

Charles left Cambridge in 1973 with a BA in Moral Sciences and History and a doctorate on Anglo-Argentine commercial relations. He later took an MA in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. Reader in International Relations successively at Warwick and Cambridge, he has been a member of SLAS, BISA, the ISA, and the PSA. He served for several years as Director of the University’s Centre of Latin American Studies.

Charles was briefly SPS DoS at Wolfson, sings with the college choir and chamber singers, and is currently Secretary of the Society of Emeritus Fellows. He is an active researcher, working on Victorian radical feminism and, in collaboration with Canning House, on the material and cultural vestiges of the UK’s past relations with Latin America.


Research interests

Charles initially worked on relations between Britain and temperate-zone exporting countries before 1914, especially on Argentina. This went hand-in-hand with an interest in the broader development of multinational firms. At Warwick, he pioneered the teaching of International Political Economy, with particular emphasis on relations between developed industrial economies and the global south. Studies of Kenneth Waltz and E H Carr led to his appointment at Cambridge to teach International Relations Theory, which facilitated his work on the ethics and representation of war. Cambridge also renewed his interest in Latin America, the distinctive features of relations between polities in the Americas, and the history of Argentina. He is currently studying a family of radical middle-class metropolitan Victorian feminists.

What's on

A picture of the Item and Food donate and take during Wolfson's Freshers Week 2021

Item&Food donate'n'take 2022

18/06/2022 at 09.00

A circular economy at Wolfson. A collaboration of the Wolfson Green Society, Student Association and Interdisciplinary Sustainability & Conservation Hub.

Kill or Cure poster

Art exhibition: 'Kill or Cure'

25/06/2022 at 10.00

Lethal or life-giving? Wolfson's exciting contemporary art exhibition explores the potential of animals, plants, and substances from the natural world to ‘Kill’ and/or ‘Cure’ (open to the public, Saturday and Sundays, 10am - 5pm).

Judas Tree

Festival of Wellbeing: Wolfson's Tree Trail

27/06/2022 at 10.00

A self-guided Tree Trail around the beautiful and varied garden 'rooms' of the grounds of Wolfson College.

Graduands preparing for graduation ceremony

Graduation Ceremony - General Admission

02/07/2022 at 09.30

This is the main graduation ceremony at which most undergraduate students proceed to their first degree at the end of their final term.

Wolfson Garden in spring

Festival of Wellbeing: Mindful Garden Tour

06/07/2022 at 14.00

Join head gardener Oscar Holgate for a mindful wander through Wolfson College’s tranquil gardens.