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Arthur Lewis

Sir William Arthur Lewis (1915–1991) was an economist, Nobel Prize winner and Britain’s first black professor.

Here, Aneez Esmail, Professor of General Practice, explains why Lewis is his University of Manchester heritage hero.

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Arthur Lewis's centenary

In 2015 we celebrate 100 years since the birth of Arthur Lewis. You can find out more about his life, work and impact on our School of Social Sciences website.

We have also produced a video to celebrate his centenary, which you can watch below.

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