Max Jones is a writer, lecturer and historian. His book The Last Great Quest (Oxford, 2003) and new edition of Captain Scott’s last Journals (Oxford, 2006) established his reputation as a leading expert on Scott of the Antarctic, polar exploration and national heroes. Max has collaborated on a number of projects about Scott, including ‘The Secrets of Scott’s Hut’ BBC TV documentary and the Natural History Museum’s exhibition on ‘Scott’s Last Expedition’. He has been invited to lecture to audiences in Australia, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and the USA.
He teaches modern history at the University of Manchester and has won a Distinguished Achievement Medal as the University’s Teacher of the Year.
Max’s latest book project, A History of British Heroes, examines how and why ideas about national heroes have changed over the last three hundred years.