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Art History

Dr Joel Robinson

BA (Alberta) MA (Western Ontario), PhD (Essex)

Lecturer in Art History

Dr Robinson holds a BA Honors (1995) in Art History from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (Canada), and an MA in Art History (1997) from the University of Western Ontario in London (Canada), where he began his teac...

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Dr George Manginis

BA (Athens), MA, PhD (Lond)

Lecturer in Art History

Originally from Greece, Dr Manginis took his BA in Archaeology at the University of Athens. He then moved to London where he completed his MA and PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). Dr Manginis st...

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Dr Melanie Gibson

BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (SOAS)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Art History

Dr Melanie Gibson, BA (Oxon) MA, PhD (SOAS, London University) is head of the Art History Faculty at new College of the Humanities, where she teaches a course on the art of the Islamic world. She participates in a broad ...

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Economics

Francesca Foliano

BSc (Bocconi), MSc (Sussex), PhD (pending)

Visiting Lecturer in Economics

Ms Francesca Foliano has a BSc from Bocconi University and an MSc in International Economics from the University of Sussex. After obtaining her Masters degree, she worked as a research assistant at the London Business Sc...

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Dr George Zouros

BSc, MSc (Lond), PhD (LSE)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Zouros received his PhD in Philosophy of Science in 2007 from the London School of Economics, where he is currently studying for a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education. Dr Zouros completed a PGCE in Mathemati...

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Dr Mike Peacey

BSc, MA, PhD (Bris)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Peacey is a Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He has a Doctorate in economic (PhD) from the University of Bristol for a thesis entitled Essays in Applied Microeconomics. He also holds a Mas...

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Dr Melania Nica

MA (Concordia), MSc, MRes, PhD (LSE)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Nica is a Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities (NCH). She was awarded her PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) in 2014. Her previous studies include an MSc and MRes in Economics...

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Sir Partha Dasgupta

BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Professor of Economics

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Roy...

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Mr Masud Ally

BA (Cantab), MLitt (St. And), MSc (UCL), PhD (Pending)

Lecturer in Economics

As an undergraduate, Mr Ally read Economics at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Mr Ally holds Masters degrees in Management (St Andrews) and Economics (University College, London). After a short stint working in the financia...

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Dr Marianna Koli

BSc, MSc, PhD (Manchester)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Koli joined New College of the Humanities for its first teaching year, and holds a number of responsibilities at the College. She is Head of Faculty for Economics, and is the academic lead for the College’s Quality ...

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English

Dr Daniel Swift

BA (Oxon), PhD (Columbia University, NY)

Senior Lecturer in English

About: Dr Swift is a Senior Lecturer in English. He has a BA from Oxford and a PhD from Columbia University in New York. Email: daniel.swift@nchlondon.ac.uk AOS: Early modern literature and religion; literary biography; ...

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Jaya Savige

BA, MPhil (UQ), PhD (Cantab – pending)

Lecturer in Creative Writing and English

Jaya Savige is a Lecturer in Creative Writing and English at the New College of the Humanities. He is a prize-winning poet who read for his PhD on James Joyce at Christ’s College, Cambridge, on a scholarship from the B...

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Dr Dan O'Hara

BA, MA (Warwick), MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in English

Dr. O’Hara (B.A., M.A. Warwick, M.St., D.Phil. Oxon) is Senior Lecturer in English at New College of the Humanities, London, and taught previously at the Universities of Cologne and Oxford. A founder of the mid-199...

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Dr Catherine Brown

BA (Cantab), MSc, MA (Lond), PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in English

Dr Catherine Brown is Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. She studied English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. Dr Brown then moved out into academic and pr...

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Dr Charlotte Grant

BA (Cantab), MA (Courtauld Institute), PhD (Cantab)

Senior Lecturer in English

Dr Grant is a Senior Lecturer for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. She has a BA (first class honours) and a PhD in English from Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institu...

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Dr Peter Maber

MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Lecturer in English

Dr Maber is Lecturer in English at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He has degrees from the University of Cambridge in English and American Literature, and completed his PhD on the poetry of John Berryman under Profe...

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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA

Visiting Professor of English

Sir Christopher Ricks delivers lectures for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. He is Warren Professor of the Humanities, and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University, having formerly bee...

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Sir Trevor Nunn

MA (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Drama

Trevor Nunn is one of Britain’s most well-respected and influential theatre directors. After studying English under F R Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge, he became Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at...

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History

Professor Bettany Hughes

MA (Oxon) DUniv (York) FHA (Fellow of the Historical Association)

Visiting Professor of History

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her speciality is ancient and mediaeval history and culture. A Scholar at ...

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Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

MA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon), FRHistS

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is an historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic. She is Head of the Faculty of History and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, and is a Fellow of the Roy...

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Dr Edmund Neill

MA, DPhil (Oxon), MSc (LSE), FRHistS

Lecturer in Modern History

Dr Neill is a Lecturer in Modern History at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He gained a BA in Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford where he was a college scholar. Subsequently, he gained an MSc in pol...

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Joanne Paul

BA (Queen’s), MA (University of Victoria), PhD (QMUL)

Lecturer in the History of Political Thought

Dr Paul is Lecturer in the History of Political Thought at New College of the Humanities (NCH). She has a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University and an MA from University of Victoria. She completed her doctoral work on ...

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Dr Lars Kjaer

BA (Aarhus), MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Dr Lars Kjaer is a Lecturer in Medieval History for the History BA at New College of the Humanities. He obtained his BA in History and Social Anthropology from Aarhus University, Denmark, in 2007. That year he moved to C...

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Dr Olly Ayers

BA (Manchester), PhD (Kent)

Lecturer in History and Politics

Dr Olly Ayers is a Lecturer in History and Politics. He received a first-class honours degree in history from the University of Manchester before completing a PhD in history at the University of Kent in 2013, where he wa...

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Law

Professor Barbara McDonald

BA (Syd), LLB (Syd), LLM (Lond)

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Barbara McDonald is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Arts and Law. After several years in the litigation department of one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms (where she remains a consultant)...

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Mr Nigel Urban JP

BA (Brighton), BCL (Oxon)

Lecturer in Law

Mr Urban has a first class BA in Law and Business, gained a classification of “outstanding” on the BVC and followed this by taking the BCL at Brasenose College, Oxford. He also won the award for top student in Advan...

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Ursula Smartt

JP, BA, PGCE (Hull), MA, CPE, (UWL), MPhil (Hull)

Visiting Lecturer in Law

Ursula is a Lecturer for the Law LLB at new College of the Humanities and is subject leader of public law. She holds a BA in English and German from the University of Hull, a PGCE from the University of Hull, a MA in Ger...

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Professor Adrian Zuckerman

LLM (Jerusalem), MA (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Zuckerman is a leading scholar on civil litigation and the administration of justice. His book, Zuckerman on Civil Procedure, is the foremost scholarly work on the subject and is regularly cited in the higher ...

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Aaron Khan

LLB (Bristol), LLM (College of Europe)

Visiting Lecturer in Law

Mr Aaron Khan joined the College in 2015 from Cardiff University, where he was Lecturer in Law. Previous to this, he was Teaching Assistant in Law at the University of Bristol. He has a LLB in Law from the University of ...

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Professor Alison Firth

BA, MA (Oxon), MSc (CNAA), Cert Ed (Lond)

Visiting Fellow

Professor Alison Firth has practised at the Bar of England and Wales for a number of years, and has assisted in the work of a number of organisations, including the AHRC, the European Patent Office, the British Copyright...

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Philosophy

Dr Ioannis Votsis

BA (UC Berkeley), PhD (LSE)

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Ioannis Votsis holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley (BA 1998) and the London School of Economics (PhD 2004). He is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities and Fellow in the...

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Professor Simon Blackburn

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Well known for his efforts to make philosophy accessible to a wider public, Simon is one of the country’s leading philosophers. He is well regarded as a proponent of a distinctive approach to ethics and a defender ...

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Professor Daniel Dennett

BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Daniel Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Univers...

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Dr Naomi Goulder

BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (Lond)

Head of Philosophy Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Goulder received a double first in philosophy from the University of Cambridge, studied with a Henry Fellowship in the philosophy department at Harvard, and completed her doctoral degree with an AHRC award at Birkbe...

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Professor Peter Singer

BA, MA (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash Univer...

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Dr Christoph Schuringa

BA (Cantab), PhD (Lond)

Lecturer in Philosophy

During Fall Term 2016 (August 29th–December 17th), Christoph Schuringa is on research leave as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh, hosted by Prof. John McDowell. Christoph Schuringa holds a BA in philo...

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Christopher Peacocke

BA, BPhil, DPhil (Oxon), FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Peacocke took his undergraduate degree at Oxford and was then awarded a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard. He returned to Oxford for his BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy. From 1979 to 1985 he was Fellow an...

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Professor Stephen Neale

BA (UCL), PhD (Stanford)

Visiting Professor

Professor Stephen Neale is Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Linguistics and holder of the John H. Kornblith Family Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Values at the Graduate Center, City University of New Y...

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Dr David Mitchell

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), MSc (LSE)

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr. Mitchell obtained a double first in Literae Humaniores at Oxford and went on to complete a DPhil there on problems of rationality in epistemology and ethics. He has taught philosophy at Cambridge, Leicester and Londo...

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Professor AC Grayling

MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRSL, FRSA

Master of the New College of Humanities

A C Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, Unive...

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Professor Nicholas Humphrey

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Nicholas Humphrey is a theoretical psychologist, based in Cambridge, who is known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. His interests are wide ranging. He studied mountain gori...

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Professor Rebecca Goldstein

BA (Columbia), PhD (Princeton)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy & Literature

Professor Rebecca Goldstein is both a philosopher and a novelist. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University and has taught philosophy at Barnard College, Rutgers, and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn...

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Dr Brian Ball

BA (McGill), BPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Ball is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities (NCH). He studied for a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honours in Philosophy and a Minor Concentration in Linguistics at McGill University, graduati...

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Politics & International Relations

Dr Diana Bozhilova AKC

BA (Hons), PhD (KCL)

Head of the Faculty of Politics and International Relations, Senior Lecturer

Diana has a first class honours degree with distinction in BA (Hons) European Studies with German and a PhD in ‘Justice and Home Affairs and Industrial Policy Reform’ from King’s College London, where she ...

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Joanne Paul

BA (Queen’s), MA (University of Victoria), PhD (QMUL)

Lecturer in the History of Political Thought

Dr Paul is Lecturer in the History of Political Thought at New College of the Humanities (NCH). She has a BA (Hons) from Queen’s University and an MA from University of Victoria. She completed her doctoral work on ...

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Pablo Calderon-Martinez

BA (ITESO), MSc (LSE), PhD (KCL)

Visiting Lecturer for Politics & IR

Dr Calderon Martinez studied for his BA in International Relations at ITESO University, Mexico before completing a MSc in European Identities at the LSE. He then completed a PHD in Spanish and American Studies at King’...

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Dr Olly Ayers

BA (Manchester), PhD (Kent)

Lecturer in History and Politics

Dr Olly Ayers is a Lecturer in History and Politics. He received a first-class honours degree in history from the University of Manchester before completing a PhD in history at the University of Kent in 2013, where he wa...

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Professional Programme

Mr Matthew Batstone

MA (Cantab), MBA (INSEAD)

Head of the Professional Programme

Matthew Batstone was educated at Clare College, Cambridge University where he earned a MA in English Literature, and at INSEAD where he graduated with a MBA with distinction. Batstone began his career at the advertising ...

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Psychology

Ms Katie Fisher

BSc (Leeds), MSc (Lond), PhD (pending)

Visiting Lecturer in Psychology

Ms Katie Fisher has a first class degree in Psychology from Leeds Metropolitan University, and an MSc with Distinction in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL. In 2011 and in 2015, Ms Fisher was awarded the British Psychology...

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Dr Fintan Nagle

BSc, MSc (York), MRes (UCL), PhD (UCL)

Lecturer in Psychology

Fintan achieved an MRes with Merit in Modelling Biological Complexity from UCL (2011); he also holds an MSc, with Merit, in Natural Computation from the University of York (2010) and a First Class Honours BSc also from t...

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Visiting Professors

Professor Bettany Hughes

MA (Oxon) DUniv (York) FHA (Fellow of the Historical Association)

Visiting Professor of History

Bettany Hughes is an award-winning historian, author and broadcaster, who has devoted the last 25 years to the vibrant communication of the past. Her speciality is ancient and mediaeval history and culture. A Scholar at ...

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Professor Barbara McDonald

BA (Syd), LLB (Syd), LLM (Lond)

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Barbara McDonald is a graduate of the University of Sydney in Arts and Law. After several years in the litigation department of one of Australia’s leading commercial law firms (where she remains a consultant)...

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Professor Simon Blackburn

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Well known for his efforts to make philosophy accessible to a wider public, Simon is one of the country’s leading philosophers. He is well regarded as a proponent of a distinctive approach to ethics and a defender ...

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Professor Daniel Dennett

BA (Harvard), DPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Daniel Dennett is University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy, and Co-Director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University. He has held visiting positions at Harvard Univers...

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Professor Adrian Zuckerman

LLM (Jerusalem), MA (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Law

Professor Zuckerman is a leading scholar on civil litigation and the administration of justice. His book, Zuckerman on Civil Procedure, is the foremost scholarly work on the subject and is regularly cited in the higher ...

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Professor Lawrence Krauss

BSc (Carleton), DPhil (MIT)

Visiting Professor of Science Literacy

Professor Lawrence Krauss has been a prominent critic of intelligent design and during the 2008 Presidential campaign he served on Barack Obama’s science policy committee. He is the only physicist ever to hold the hig...

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Professor Richard Dawkins

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon), FRS, FRSL

Visiting Professor of Science Literacy

Professor Richard Dawkins lectures for the Science Literacy Core Module at New College of the Humanities. A prize-winning evolutionary biologist, Richard is one of Britain’s best-known academics and was the inaugural P...

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Professor Peter Singer

BA, MA (Melbourne), BPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Peter Singer was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1946, and educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Oxford, La Trobe University and Monash Univer...

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Professor Steven Pinker

BA (McGill), DPhil (Harvard)

Visiting Professor

Professor Pinker was born in Canada and took his BA in Psychology at McGill University before moving to the US to study for a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Harvard. He has subsequently taught at MIT, Harvard and Sta...

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Christopher Peacocke

BA, BPhil, DPhil (Oxon), FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Peacocke took his undergraduate degree at Oxford and was then awarded a Kennedy scholarship to study at Harvard. He returned to Oxford for his BPhil and a DPhil in Philosophy. From 1979 to 1985 he was Fellow an...

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Professor Stephen Neale

BA (UCL), PhD (Stanford)

Visiting Professor

Professor Stephen Neale is Distinguished Professor in Philosophy and Linguistics and holder of the John H. Kornblith Family Chair in the Philosophy of Science and Values at the Graduate Center, City University of New Y...

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Simon May

BA (Lond), MA (Oxon), PhD (Lond)

Visiting Professor

Simon May is Visiting Professor of Philosophy at King’s College, London and at Birkbeck College, London. His interests lie in ethics, German idealism – especially the philosophy of Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and He...

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Howard Jacobson

BA (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Creative Writing

Mr Jacobson lists Samuel Johnson, Jane Austen and Dickens among his foremost inspirations, and has written variously about comedy, Australia, Jewishness and love. His novels Kalooki Nights (2006) and Who’s Sorry No...

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Professor Niall Ferguson

BA, MA, DPhil (Oxon)

Visiting Professor in Economic History

Professor Ferguson is an expert in Financial and Economic History, as well as Imperial History. His work as an academic and commentator and broadcaster has inspired debate and discussion throughout his career.

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Sir Partha Dasgupta

BSc (Delhi), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab), FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Professor of Economics

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta was named a Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s 2002 Birthday Honours List for services to economics. He has the rare distinction of being a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Roy...

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Professor Nicholas Humphrey

BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy

Professor Nicholas Humphrey is a theoretical psychologist, based in Cambridge, who is known for his work on the evolution of human intelligence and consciousness. His interests are wide ranging. He studied mountain gori...

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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks

BA, MA, BLitt (Oxon), FBA

Visiting Professor of English

Sir Christopher Ricks delivers lectures for the English BA at New College of the Humanities. He is Warren Professor of the Humanities, and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University, having formerly bee...

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Sir Trevor Nunn

MA (Cantab)

Visiting Professor of Drama

Trevor Nunn is one of Britain’s most well-respected and influential theatre directors. After studying English under F R Leavis at Downing College, Cambridge, he became Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at...

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Professor Rebecca Goldstein

BA (Columbia), PhD (Princeton)

Visiting Professor of Philosophy & Literature

Professor Rebecca Goldstein is both a philosopher and a novelist. She received her PhD in Philosophy from Princeton University and has taught philosophy at Barnard College, Rutgers, and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn...

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