BA (Durham); MA (Oxford); DPhil (Oxford)
I gained my first degree at Durham University and my doctorate at Jesus College, Oxford. I held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at Jesus College, Oxford between 1990 and 1993, and was then Lecturer and subsequently Reader in Intellectual History at the University of Sussex between 1993 and 2003, coming to Christ Church in 2003.
I teach 18th- and 19th-century British history, along with papers in political thought, historiography, and a paper in Victorian intellectual history.
My research centres on the intellectual and religious history of Britain in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Religion and Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century England (OUP, 1998)
The Victorian Eighteenth Century (OUP, 2007)
Other interests and activities
I enjoy music, literature and the arts.