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Toby Ewin

  • Visiting
  • Research fellows

Visiting Senior Research Fellow

Research subject areas

  • Policy

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After reading History at Cambridge from 1980-2010, Toby Ewin worked at the Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office and Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre. In 2009-10, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism & Political Violence at the University of St Andrews. He was appointed OBE in 2002.


  • First World War naval history, especially the Black Sea and Anglo-Russian naval relations
  • CBRN terrorism


  • 'Modern resonances of Imperial Germany's biological-warfare sabotage campaign, 1915-18,' The Nonproliferation Review special issue on chemical and biological warfare, 2021.
  • 'Inside the mind of a bioterrorist,' in Filippa Lentzos, ed., Biological threats in the 21st Century, Imperial College Press, 2016.
  • 'British account of the action off Cape Sarych, 1914,' The Mariner’s Mirror 102:2, May 2016.
  • 'A unique ‘spy ring’: and an unusual naturalisation in 1923,' Magna (magazine of the Friends of The National Archives) 26:2, November 2015.
  • 'Eyewitness accounts: the outbreak of war in the Black Sea, 1914,' Magna 27:1, May 2016.
  • '"A great explosion had taken place": the loss of the Imperatritsa Maria,' Magna 28:1, May 2017.
  • 'Bosphorus defences in 1914-1915,' Magna 30:2, November 2019.