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Art History

Nerissa Taysom

DipABRSM (RAM), BA (Bris) MA (Courtauld)

Lecturer in Art History

Nerissa is a Lecturer in Art History at New College of Humanities, where she has delivered the first lectures for the new undergraduate minor degree course. She studied History of Art at the University of Bristol and med...

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Dr Susan Green

BA (Wales), GradDip, MA, PhD (Courtauld)

Lecturer in Art History

Dr Green joined NCH in 2017 as a Lecturer in Art History.  She started her teaching career in 2014 at the Courtauld Institute of Art where she is now an Associate Lecturer.   Professional Affiliations Association of A...

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Dr Patrycja Kaszynska

BA (UCL), Mst, DPhil (Oxon)

Course Leader & Lecturer in Art History

Dr Patrycja Kaszynska is Course Leader & a Lecturer in Art History at NCH. She is also Research Associate, Culture, King’s College London. Prior to this she was Project Manager for the Cultural Value Scoping Projec...

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Creative Writing

Jaya Savige

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

Lecturer in English and Course Leader in Creative Writing

Jaya Savige is a Lecturer in English and Course Leader in Creative Writing. He is a prize-winning poet who read for his PhD on James Joyce at Christ’s College, Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gate...

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Economics

Dr Yaprak Tavman

BSc (METU), MSc (York), PhD (York)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Tavman is a Lecturer in Economics teaching Applied Economics I for 3rd year and Macroeconomics I&II for 2nd year undergraduates. After the completion of her PhD in Economics at the University of York, Yaprak start...

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Susan Steed

BSc (Bris), MSc (BBK)

Tutor in Economics

Susie Steed is an economics tutor and commentator who has written for publications such as The Guardian, HuffPost and appeared on the TEDx Talks, LSE Podcast and Institute of Ideas. She has appeared in several docume...

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Dr Sebastian Ille

MSc (HU), PhD (UNISI)

Lecturer in Economics

Sebastian is a Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He completed his Master’s degree in Economics and Management Science at the School of Business and Economics of the Humboldt University. He holds P...

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Professor Monojit Chatterji

BA (MU), BA, MA, PhD (Cantab)

Professor of Economics

Monojit is a Professor of the Economics Faculty. He has previously held academic appointments at several British, US, Indian and Australian Universities. He has acted as an External Examiner in leading Universities aroun...

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Dr George Zouros

BSc (QMUL), MSc (Imp Lond), PhD (LSE), PGCE (KCL)

Lecturer in Economics

Dr Zouros has worked as a Lecturer and Senior Tutor in Economics at NCH since its foundation, teaching Mathematics, Statistics and Further Mathematics. He received his PhD in Philosophy of Science in 2007 from the London...

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Dr Mike Peacey

BSc, MA, PhD (Bris), DipFA, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Dr Mike Peacey is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at New College of the Humanities. He has a Doctorate in Economics (PhD) from the University of Bristol for his thesis entitled Essays in Applied Microeconomics. He also ho...

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Professor 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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Dr Marianna Koli

BSc (UMIST), MSc (Manc), PhD (Manc)

Head of Faculty for Economics

Dr Marianna Koli joined New College of the Humanities for its first teaching year, and has held a number of responsibilities at the College. She is Head of Faculty for Economics, and from 2014 to 2016 was the College’s...

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English

Dr Peter Maber

BA, MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Lecturer in English

Dr Peter Maber is a Lecturer in English & a Senior Tutor 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 ...

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Dr Daniel Swift

BA (Oxon), PhD (CU)

Senior Lecturer in English

Dr Daniel Swift is a Senior Lecturer in English. He has a BA from Oxford University and a PhD from Columbia University in New York. He has written books about Ezra Pound, William Shakespeare, and the poetry of the Seco...

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Jaya Savige

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

Lecturer in English and Course Leader in Creative Writing

Jaya Savige is a Lecturer in English and Course Leader in Creative Writing. He is a prize-winning poet who read for his PhD on James Joyce at Christ’s College, Cambridge, on a scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gate...

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Dr Dan O'Hara

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

Senior Lecturer in English

Dr Dan O’Hara is a Senior Lecturer in English. He holds a BA and MA from Warwick University and an MSt and DPhil from Oxford University. His DPhil was a history of the idea of the machine in literature, art, and philo...

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Dr Catherine Brown

BA (Cantab), MSc (LSE), MA (UCL), Dip, PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in English

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

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Dr Charlotte Grant

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

Senior Lecturer in English

Dr Charlotte Grant is a Senior Lecturer in English. She studied English at Trinity Hall Cambridge, where she also did her Phd on Eighteenth-Century literature and visual culture following a Masters in Art History at the ...

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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

Dr Estelle Paranque

BA, MA (Aix), PhD (UCL)

Lecturer in Early Modern History

Dr Paranque is a Lecturer in Early Modern History. She joined NCH in September 2017 having previously taught at King’s College London, University of Winchester and UCL. Estelle will be delivering the undergraduate ...

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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 Edmund Neill

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

Lecturer in Modern History; Research coordinator; Admissions tutor

Dr Neill is a Lecturer in Modern History at New College of the Humanities. 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 Politica...

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Dr Lars Kjaer

BA (AU), MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

Dr. Lars Kjaer works on elite culture in medieval Europe, especially the period from c. 1000 to c. 1300. In particular, he is interested in the role of rituals, hospitality and gifts in the creation and maintenance of so...

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Dr Olly Ayers

BA (Manc), PhD (Kent)

Lecturer in History & Politics; Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Olly Ayers is a Lecturer in History. 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 was a Lecturer ...

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LAUNCH

Suzi Broadaway

BA (Hons) (Surrey Roehampton)

Careers Adviser

Suzi helps deliver NCH’s high-quality careers counselling service. She has a particular focus on the Creative Industries. Suzi is responsible for employer outreach to create top-tier internship opportunities and employ...

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Matthew Batstone

MA (Cantab), MBA (INSEAD)

Dean of Careers

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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Law

Philip Hunter

Solicitor (non practising) LLB (Hull) PGDip (MMU)

Lecturer in Law

Philip Hunter joined NCH in 2017 as a Lecturer in Law.  Philip started his legal training in 1980 at Hull University, completing a law degree in 1983. He completed his Law society finals at Nottingham Trent University i...

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Stephen Dnes

MA (Cantab), LLM (UVA Law)

Lecturer in Law

Stephen Dnes is a lecturer in law at NCH. Following legal education at Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and the University of Virginia School of Law, Stephen was admitted to the New York Bar and developed a comp...

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Dimitrios Kyriazis

LLB (Athens), MJur (Oxon), MPhil (Oxon)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Law

Dimitrios Kyriazis is Head of Faculty and a Senior Lecturer in Law. He joined NCH in 2017, having taught for several years at Oxford University on the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.  He served as Teaching Fello...

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Dr Victoria Brooks

LLB, PhD (Westminster)

Lecturer in Law

Dr Brooks is a Lecturer in Law. She teaches Criminal Law, Criminology and the Law, Law of Torts, Critical Environmental Law, New Legal Thinking and Jurisprudence. Her research and teaching methods tend to be radical, in...

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Ursula Smartt

JP, PGDipjur, MA, MPhil

Lecturer in Law

Ursula Smartt is a Lecturer for the Law LLB at NCH and the Careers Counsellor (Law) at NCH. She holds a BA in English and German from the University of Hull, a PGCE from the University of Hull, a MA in German Politics an...

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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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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 a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities and a Fellow in...

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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 a 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 Unive...

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Dr Naomi Goulder

BA, MA (Cantab), PhD (London)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Naomi is Head of Faculty and Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. As a founding member of the college, she has played a significant role in the institution’s development and in the design, v...

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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

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

Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr Christoph Schuringa holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Cambridge (King’s College) and a PhD from the University of London (Birkbeck College). Qualifications PhD in Philosophy, Birkbeck, University of L...

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Dr David Mitchell

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

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

Dr David Mitchell has been a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Philosophy at New College of the Humanities since September 2012. He currently leads courses in the first, second and third year undergraduate curriculum and...

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Professor A C Grayling

BA (SUS), BA (Lond), MA (SUS), DPhil (Oxon), FRSL, FRSA

Master of New College of the Humanities

A C Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of 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, University of...

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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 Brian Ball is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at New College of the Humanities. He received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University with Honours in Philosophy and a Minor Concentration in Linguistics, and on graduat...

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Politics & International Relations

Dr Paula Zoido Oses

BA (UC3M), MSc (LSE), PhD (LSE)

Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Paula Zoido Oses is a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at the New College of the Humanities, where she teaches Modern Political Thought. She has a BA in Humanities from Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, 2...

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Dr Jason Xidias

BA (WVU), MA (SIU), PhD (KCL)

Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Jason is a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at NCH. He completed his undergraduate degree in Political Science and Spanish from West Virginia University, before studying his Master’s in International Re...

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Mr Marius Ostrowski

BA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxon)

Lecturer in Politics & International Relations

Marius has been a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations at NCH since 2015, and an Examination Fellow in Politics at All Souls College, University of Oxford, since 2013. He recently completed a DPhil in Polit...

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Dr David Rampton

BA, MSc, PhD (SOAS)

Lecturer in World Politics

Dr David Rampton is a Lecturer in World Politics in the Politics & IR Faculty at New College of the Humanities where he coordinates and lectures on the undergraduate second year course, Old Powers, New Powers, Imperi...

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Dr Callum Barrell

BA, MPhil (Cantab), PhD (QMUL)

Dr Barrell joined New College of the Humanities in September 2016 as a Lecturer in Politics & International Relations, having taught here as a Visiting Lecturer in 2015. He lectures on a range of subjects, from the h...

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Dr Diana Bozhilova

BA (Hons), PhD (KCL)

Head of Faculty & Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

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 was joint...

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Dr Pablo Calderon-Martinez

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

Lecturer in 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 (Manc), PhD (Kent)

Lecturer in History & Politics; Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies

Dr Olly Ayers is a Lecturer in History. 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 was a Lecturer ...

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Psychology

Dr Fintan Nagle

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

Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Nagle is a vision scientist and cognitive psychologist with extensive experience with software engineering and machine learning. After an MSc in natural computation, he studied on the UCL CoMPLEX MRes+PhD programme, w...

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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 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 a 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 Unive...

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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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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 novel, The Finkler Question (2010), won the Man Booke...

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Professor 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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