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/