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Philip Ball is a freelance science writer. He worked previously at Nature for over 20 years, first as an editor for physical sciences (for which his brief extended from biochemistry to quantum physics and materials science) and then as a Consultant Editor.

Philip is the author of many popular books on science, including works on the nature of water, pattern formation in the natural world, color in art, the cognition of music, and the science of social and political philosophy.

Philip writes regularly for Nature, especially as an online columnist. He has contributed to publications ranging from New Scientist to the New York Times, the Guardian, the Financial Times and New Statesman. He is the regular science columnist for Prospect magazine, and also a columnist for Chemistry World and Nature Materials. He has broadcast on many occasions on radio and TV, and in June 2004 he presented a three-part series on nanotechnology, 'Small Worlds', on BBC Radio 4. He has a degree in chemistry from the University of Oxford and a PhD in physics from the University of Bristol.
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Jonathan Bate
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Jonathan Bate is Provost of Worcester College, University of Oxford. He is the author of The Genius of Shakespeare (Picador/OUP USA), John Clare (Picador/Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003). Since 2003 he has been on the Board of the Royal Shakespeare Company, for whom he edited, jointly with Eric Rasmussen, The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works (Macmillan UK, Random House Modern Library USA, 2007, paperback 2008). His most recent book is OUP's Very Short Introduction to English Literature (2010). He is also the author of the Shakespeare biography, Soul of the Age, parts of which were dramatized as The Man from Stratford, a one-man play for Simon Callow.

He is currently writing a biography of Ted Hughes.
Jonathan Bate's website

James Binney studied at the Universities of Cambridge, Freiburg im Breisgau, and Oxford. In the period 1975-1981, he alternated between positions in Oxford and Princeton. Since 1981 he has been a faculty member and Fellow of Merton College in Oxford.

He has spent sabbaticals at Caltech, Princeton, and the University of Arizona, Tucson, and for ten years he was a regular visitor to the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton.

During 1994–7, he was President of Division VII of the International Astronomical Union. The Institute of Physics awarded him the Maxwell Prize in 1986 and the Dirac Prize in 2010. He received the Brouwer Award for 2003 from the American Astronomical Society. In 2000 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.

His research concerns the structure, dynamics and formation of galaxies.
James Binney's department web page

Colin Blakemore

Colin Blakemore is Director of the Centre for the Study of the Senses at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of London and Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of Warwick and Emeritus Professor at the Duke University – National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School, where he is External Adviser to Singapore’s Neuroscience Research Partnership. He has also served as Director of the Oxford Centre of Cognitive Neuroscience and Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council.

Colin is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a member of Academia Europaea and a Foreign Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian Academy of Neurosciences, the National Academy of Sciences of India and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He has been President of the British Association, the British Neuroscience Association, the Physiological Society, and the Biosciences Federation.

Colin’s research has been concerned with many aspects of vision, the early development of the brain, and plasticity of the cerebral cortex. He has also been actively involved in the public communication of science for more than 30 years. He is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, has published a number of books about science for a general readership, and writes for the national and international media.
Colin Blakemore's department web page

Richard Bourke

Richard Bourke is Professor in the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary, University of London. He has been a Fellow of the John Carter Brown Library (2004), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2006–07), the Clark Memorial Library (2009), the Beinecke (2010), and the Huntington (2011). A second edition of his book, Peace in Ireland: The War of Ideas, appeared in 2012. He has commented on current affairs for BBC television, the BBC World Service, the Financial Times, and The Irish Times, and reviews regularly for Political Quarterly and the Times Literary Supplement. He has also appeared on Melvyn Bragg’s In our Time on BBC Radio 4. He recently co-edited Political Judgement (2009) with Raymond Geuss and is the author of a forthcoming biography of Edmund Burke to be published by PUP.
Richard Bourke’s department web page

Kai Brodersen

Kai Brodersen is President of the University of Erfurt in Germany and Professor of Ancient Culture. In previous years, he taught at the Universities of Munich, and Mannheim, and held Visiting Appointments at Newcastle, St Andrews, Royal Holloway, and Oxford Universities, and is a member of the Saxon Academy of Sciences. He has written more than a dozen books on aspects of the classical world.
Kai Brodersen's department web page

Paul Cartledge

Paul Cartledge was educated at Oxford (DPhil 1975) and is the inaugural (2008) A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at Cambridge University, where he has been a member of the Faculty of Classics since 1979. He is also a Professorial Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge and President of the Fellowship. He has written, co-written, edited, and co-edited well over 20 books and monographs and co-edits two monograph series. His most recent publications include Ancient Greece: A History in Eleven Cities, Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practice, and Volume One of The Cambridge World History of Slavery. He is an Honorary Citizen of Sparta, an Honorary Doctor in Economics of the University of Thessaly, and has been decorated with the Gold Cross of the Order of Honor by the President of the Hellenic Republic.
Paul Cartledge's department web page

Stephan Chambers

Stephan Chambers is Chairman of the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, which he helped to found, and Director of the MBA and EMBA at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He is a fellow of Lincoln College, the chairman of IWA Publishing, and the founder of the Free Business School.
Stephan Chambers's department web page

Timothy Clutton-Brock

Timothy Clutton-Brock is Prince Philip Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses both on the evolution of animal breeding systems and on the way in which these affect population dynamics and selection. Much of his work is based on three long-term studies: of red deer on the Isle of Rum; of Soay sheep on St Kilda; and of meerkats in the southern Kalahari.

His recent books include Wildlife Population Growth Rates (with R.M. Sibly and J. Hone) (The Royal Society/ CUP, 2003), Soay Sheep: Dynamics and Selection in an Island Population (with J.M. Pemberton) (CUP, 2004), and Meerkat Manor 'Flower of the Kalahari' (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007)
Timothy Clutton-Brock's department web page

Diane Coyle

Diane Coyle runs Enlightenment Economics, an economic consultancy to large corporate clients and international organizations, specializing in new technologies and globalization. She is also Vice-Chair of the BBC Trust and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Political and Economic Governance, University of Manchester. She was an economist at the UK Treasury from 1985 to 1986, and later worked as European Editor of The Investors Chronicle and Economics Editor of The Independent newspaper.

Dr. Coyle is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the Research Committee of the Economic and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the Friends Provident Foundation and the Wincott Foundation. She is a former member of the UK's Competition Commission and has served on a number of public bodies and corporate advisory boards. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2009 New Year Honours for services to economics.

Among other publications, Diane is the author of The Soulful Science and The Economics of Enough, both published by PUP.
Diane Coyle's website

David Goodhart

David Goodhart is Director of the think-tank Demos and the founder and editor-at-large of Prospect magazine, a London-based current affairs monthly launched in 1995. He is the author of the forthcoming book Citizens, which examines issues related to multiculturalism, national identity, and immigration. Before founding Prospect, he was a senior correspondent for the Financial Times.
David Goodhart's department web page

Sunetra Gupta

Sunetra Gupta is Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University's Department of Zoology. Her work focuses on the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza, and bacterial meningitis.

She is also an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and scientist. Her fifth novel, So Good in Black, was published in February 2009. She has been named as the winner of the 2009 Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific achievements.
Sunetra Gupta's website

Sally Hardy

Sally Hardy is Chief Executive of the Regional Studies Association, an international learned society publishing two ISI ranked journals, Regional Studies and Spatial Economic Analysis, two magazines, Regions and Regional Insights, and a book series, Regions and Cities. Sally is a member of the Research Information Network Advisory Board and has been an active member of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP) for more than 20 years.
Sally Hardy's department web page

Stephen Harrison

Stephen Harrison is Professor of Latin Literature and Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. He is the editor of more than ten books on Latin literature and its reception and is the author of a number of books on Roman poetry, including commentaries on Vergil and Horace. He has served as a visiting Professor at the Universities of Bergen and Copenhagen.
Stephen Harrison's department web page

Will Hutton

Will Hutton is the Principal of Hertford College, University of Oxford. He is also the Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation — the most influential voice on work, employment, and organization issues in the UK.

He began his career in the city, as a stockbroker and investment analyst before moving to the BBC, where he worked both on radio, as a producer and reporter, and on TV as economics correspondent for Newsnight. Will spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Observer.

Will’s best-known book is probably The State We’re In, which was seen at the time as setting the scene for the Blair revolution. Since then he has published The State to Come, The Stakeholding Society, On The Edge (with Anthony Giddens), and The Writing on the Wall: China and the West in the 21st Century. His latest book is called Them and Us: Changing Britain — Why We Need a Fair Society.
Will Hutton's department web page

Lucien Jaume

Lucien Jaume is Director of Research at CNRS, and a lecturer at Sciences Po, Paris. He also teaches at the European School for Advanced Studies in Naples (Suor Orsola Benincasa Institute). He is a philosopher and a political theorist, specializing in the history of liberalism and the concepts of the modern state such as sovereignty and representation. He has published eight books, including Les origines philosophiques du libéralisme and Tocqueville : Les sources aristocratiques de la liberté. The latter will appear in English translation from PUP in 2013.
Lucien Jaume's department web page

John Kay, CBE

John Kay, CBE, is one of Britain’s leading economists. He publishes a weekly column in the Financial Times. His latest book, Obliquity – Why our goals are best pursued indirectly – has just been published, and his major work on the operation of market economies, The Truth about Markets, appeared in 2003.

He was formerly Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, Professor at the London Business School, and was founding Director of the Said Business School at the University of Oxford.
John Kay's website

Sir Peter Knight

Professor Sir Peter Knight is President of the Institute of Physics in the UK, Principal of the Kavli Royal Society International Centre at Chicheley Hall, and Professor of Quantum Optics at Imperial College London. He was, until September 2010, Deputy Rector (Research) at Imperial College responsible for the College’s research strategy. He was knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2005 for his work in optical physics. Sir Peter is the immediate past chair of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council at the UK Ministry of Defence and continues to advise on the use of science within UK government bodies. He is a Council member of the Science and Technology Facilities Council. His research centers on theoretical quantum optics, strong field physics, and especially on quantum information science. He has won a number of prizes and awards including the Thomas Young Medal and the Glazebrook Medal of the Institute of Physics, the Royal Medal of the Royal Society, and the Ives Medal of the OSA. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, a Humboldt Research Award holder at the University of Konstanz, and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin and at the University of Rochester. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, and of the Royal Society.
Sir Peter Knight's department web page

Sir Diarmain MacCulloch
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Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch is Professor of the History of the Church at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and co-edits the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. He has written extensively on Tudor England; his biography Thomas Cranmer: a Life (Yale UP, 1996) won the Whitbread Biography, Duff Cooper, and James Tait Black Prizes. Previous publications have included Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700, with Penguin/Allen Lane (appearing in the USA as The Reformation: a History). His most recent book is A History of Christianity: the first three thousand years (Penguin) which was accompanied by a major BBC 2 television series, and which won the Cundill History Prize for 2010.
Sir Diarmaid MacCulloch's department web page

Margaret MacMillan
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Professor Margaret MacMillan became Professor of International History at Oxford and the fifth Warden of St Antony's College in July 2007. Prior to taking on the Wardenship Professor MacMillan was Provost of Trinity College and Professor of History at the University of Toronto.

Professor MacMillan's publications include Women of the Raj as well as Peacemakers: the Paris Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to Make Peace. The latter was published in North America as Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World and won the Duff Cooper Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction, the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History, the Silver Medal for the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Governor-General's prize for non-fiction in 2003. It was a New York Times Editor's Choice in 2002. Seize the Hour: When Nixon Met Mao (entitled Nixon and Mao in the US) was nominated in January 2007 for a Gelber Prize, awarded annually to the best book on international affairs published in English. Her most recent book is The Uses and Abuses of History (Dangerous Games in the US). She comments frequently in the media on historical issues and current affairs.
Margaret MacMillan's department web page

Andrew McNeillie

Andrew McNeillie is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Exeter. He assisted in editing The Diary of Virginia Woolf (5 volumes, Hogarth Press) and edited The Essays of Virginia Woolf (volumes I-IV, Hogarth Press). He has published four collections of poetry - Nevermore (2000), Now, Then (2002), Slower (2006), and In Mortal Memory (2010), and is the author of two memoirs Once (2009) and An Aran Keening (2002). Before joining Exeter Professor McNeillie was the Literature Editor at Oxford University Press and at Blackwell Publishing. He founded the Clutag Press in 2000, an imprint under which he edits the literary magazine Archipelago, and publishes poetry and memoir. Among Clutag's other publications are ORACLAU/ORACLES (2010) by Geoffrey Hill and Laurels and Donkeys (2010) by Andrew Motion.
Andrew McNeillie's department web page

Rana Mitter

Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at Oxford University. Professor Mitter has published on the political and cultural history of twentieth-century China, and is currently working on the connections between war and nationalism in China from the 1930s to the present. He is the author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (OUP, 2004) and most recently Modern China: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008).

He is also one of the regular presenters of the BBC Radio 3 program “Night Waves.”
Rana Mitter's department web page

Ann Mroz

Ann Mroz is Editor and Digital Publishing Director of the TES and former Editor of the Times Higher Education (2008-2012). Before becoming Editor in May 2008 she was Deputy Editor and Books Editor, which she describes as “the best job in the world”. She is very proud of the THE’s books pages and the fact that the magazine reviews over a thousand scholarly books a year.
Ann Mroz's website

Geoff Mulgan

Geoff Mulgan is Chief Executive of NESTA (National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts). From 2004-2011 he was the first Chief Executive of the Young Foundation, which became a leading center for social innovation, combining research, creation of new ventures, and practical projects.

Between 1997 and 2004, Geoff had various roles in the UK government including director of the Government's Strategy Unit and head of policy in the Prime Minister's office. Before that he was the founder and director of the think-tank Demos. He has also been Chief Adviser to Gordon Brown MP, a lecturer in telecommunications, an investment executive, and a reporter on BBC TV and radio. He is a visiting professor at LSE, UCL, Melbourne University, and a regular lecturer at the China Executive Leadership Academy.

His recent books include The Art of Public Strategy - Mobilising Power and Knowledge for the Public Good (OUP, 2008), Good and Bad Power: The Ideals and Betrayals of Government (Penguin, 2006), and Connexity (Harvard Business Press and Jonathon Cape, 1998).
Geoff Mulgan's department web page

Karen O'Brien

Karen O'Brien is Vice-Principal (Education) and Professor of English Literature in the Department of English, School of Arts and Humanities at King's College London. She works on the British and French Enlightenments, British literature 1660-1820, the novel, and late eighteenth-century American literature. She is currently co-editing the 1750-1820 volume of The Oxford History of the Novel and The Cambridge Companion to Gibbon. She is the author of Narratives of Enlightenment: Cosmopolitan History from Voltaire to Gibbon (CUP, 1997) and Women and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Britain (CUP, 2009).
Karen O'Brien's department web page

Angus Phillips

Angus Phillips is Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University. He is a leading academic and author in the area of publishing studies, with many years' experience of working in and with the publishing industry. He works as a consultant to the international industry and his books include Inside Book Publishing (with Giles Clark) and The Future of the Book in the Digital Age (edited with Bill Cope). He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Logos. Before joining Oxford Brookes he ran a trade and reference list at Oxford University Press.
Angus Phillips's department web page

Danny Quah

Danny Quah is Kuwait Professor of Economics and International Development at LSE, Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS, Chair of the LSE-PKU Summer School Board, and Academic Director of the LSE Executive Summer School. His research focuses on economic growth, income distribution and inequality, the global economy, and technology. He writes about the shifting global economy and the rise of the East. He was Council Member on Malaysia's National Economic Advisory Council, 2009-2011. He serves also on the Editorial Boards of East Asian Policy, Journal of Economic Growth, and Global Policy. Professor Quah has been Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University, Beijing and National Technological University, Singapore. He teaches at Peking University on the LSE-PKU Summer School and is Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore.
Danny Quah's department web page

Emma Rothschild
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Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics and Honorary Professor of History and Economics at the University of Cambridge. She is Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard University. She was born in London in 1948, graduated from Oxford University in 1967, and was a Kennedy Scholar in Economics at MIT. From 1978 to 1988, she was an Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Humanities and the Program on Science, Technology, and Society. She has also taught at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She has written extensively on economic history and the history of economic thought. Economic Sentiments: Adam Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment was published in 2001 by Harvard University Press, and in Italian and Portugese translation in 2003. The Inner Life of Empires: An Eighteenth-Century History was published by Princeton University Press in 2011.
Emma Rothschild's department web page

Miri Rubin

Miri Rubin is Professor of Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London. Her interests cover a wide range of social relations within the predominantly religious cultures of Europe between 1100 and 1600. She is the author of Charity and Community in Medieval Cambridge, Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture, Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews, and Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary (Alan Lane/Yale University Press, 2009).
Miri Rubin's department web page

David Runciman

David Runciman is Professor of Politics at the University of Cambridge. He works on late-nineteenth and twentieth century political thought, theories of the state, and various aspects of contemporary political philosophy. His work frequently appears in the London Review of Books. He is the author of two PUP books, The Politics of Good Intentions and Political Hypocrisy, as well as the forthcoming The Confidence Trap.
David Runciman's department web page

Paul Seabright

Paul Seabright is Professor of Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics. He was formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and of Churchill College, Cambridge, and Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge. He has published research in a wide range of areas of both theoretical and applied microeconomics, with a particular focus on industrial organization and competition policy. He is the author of several books, including The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life (Princeton 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 British Academy Book Prize, and The War of the Sexes (Princeton, 2012). He is a member of European Commission Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy and a Council Member of the European Economic Association.
Paul Seabright's department web page

Robert Wade

Robert H. Wade is Professor of Political Economy and Development at the London School of Economics. Having started his research career at the small-scale end (in Pitcairn Island, a village in central Italy, villages in South India), he moved upscale to state bureaucracies (India, South Korea, Taiwan), and more recently on up to the global level (the World Bank, the G20, the international financial system, financial crises, world income distribution). He won the Leontief Prize in Economics in 2008, and his book, Governing the Market (Princeton, 1990, 2004), won the American Political Science Association's Best Book in Political Economy award. In 2010 he was selected to be the first Sanjaya Lall Visiting Professor of Development Studies at Oxford University.
Robert H. Wade's department web page

Nigel Warburton

Nigel Warburton has written a number of books including Philosophy: The Basics, Philosophy: The Classics, Thinking from A to Z, and The Art Question. He has also made a number of programs for BBC Radio 4, writes a weblog called Virtual Philosopher and regularly leads courses on the philosophy of art at Tate Modern. His latest book, A Little History of Philosophy was published in 2011. He is responsible for the Philosophy Bites podcast along with David Edmonds, and they have co-edited a recent book based on the series.
Nigel Warburton's website

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a Trustee of the Dartington Hall Foundation, as well as a former Publisher for the National Gallery and Commissioning Editor at Cambridge and Harvard University Presses.

Jonathan Wolff

Jonathan Wolff is Professor of Philosophy and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at University College London. He works primarily in political philosophy and its application to public policy. Among his works are An Introduction to Political Philosophy (OUP 1996 and 2006), Disadvantage (with Avner de-Shalit, OUP 2007), Ethics and Public Policy: A Philosophical Inquiry (Routledge 2011), and The Human Right to Health (Norton 2012). He is currently editing G.A. Cohen's Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy for Princeton University Press. He is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics and also writes a monthly column for Education Guardian.
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