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Mark Philp

Dr Mark Philp is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics of Oriel College and a Lecturer in Politics in the University of Oxford. From 2000-2005 he was Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University.
His research includes work in political theory and political sociology, most recently on political corruption and issues relating to standards in public life, as well as in the history of political thought and British history at the time of the French Revolution. He is currently working on issues relating to political conduct and corruption, the re-imaging of democracy at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries, the Godwin Diaries, political realism and political ethics, and the history of political thought.
From 2007-2010 Dr Philp ran a three year digitization project on the the Diary of William Godwin, 1788-1836, funded by a Leverhulme Major Research Grant. The edited edition of the diary can be found at: http://godwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

Series featuring Mark Philp

  • Alumni Weekend
  • Judgement and Justice: The Life and Diary of William Godwin
  • Politics and International Relations Podcasts
# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons A celebration and critical evaluation of the work of Mark Philp: Roundtable Speakers from this day event join in discussion with Mark Philp himself about some of the issues raised throughout the day. Mark Philp, John Dunn, Joanna Innes, Jon Mee 16 May 2014
2 Creative Commons Godwin and London in the 1820s A discussion of religious dissent, the development of a secular education at London University in the 1820s, and Godwin's own lifelong concern with education. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
3 Creative Commons Godwin and his historical context A discussion of the historical period in which William Godwin was writing and the social and political pressures that he was working under at the time. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
4 Creative Commons Godwin and his friends A discussion about the social aspects of the life of the writer William Godwin- how he interacted with his friends and how he was seen by his peers. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
5 Creative Commons Godwin and Frankenstein How far did Godwin have an impact on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and what does it tell us about how she thought about his principles, and his life. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
6 Creative Commons Godwin's life and family A discussion of Godwin's relationships with unconventional women; and his 'Victorian' attitudes towards his daughter, Mary Shelley and his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
7 Creative Commons Introduction to William Godwin The first part in this series gives a biography of the writer William Godwin, exploring his background and the key points from his life. Mark Philp, David O’Shaughnessy, Ellen Sandford O'Neill 22 Nov 2012
8 Justice Between Generations Mark Philp, Simon Caney and Adam Swift discuss the issue of intergenerational justice and ask questions like how do we allocate resources intergenerationally accross areas like welfare, pensions, higher education and environmental costs? Mark Philp, Simon Caney, Adam Swift 12 Oct 2011