Current Council Members




President 2003

Jim Bamberg

Jim Bamberg is Group Historian of the global oil major, BP, and is based at the History Faculty, University of Cambridge. He specialises in the history of the global oil industry, and his recent publications include British Petroleum and Global Oil, 1950-1975: The Challenge of Nationalism (Cambridge University Press, 2000), the sequel to his earlier History of The British Petroleum Company, Volume II: The Anglo-Iranian Years, 1928-1954 (CUP, 1994). He is currently working on a history of BP from 1975-2008. Employed by BP, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International Business History, University of Reading, and a Research Associate at the History Faculty, University of Cambridge.