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PPE CENTENARY

PODCAST SERIES

Mark Harper

Alumni Community

Mark Harper is a conservative MP who has served as Minister of the Constitution, Minister of State for Disabled People and Minister of State for Immigration. He has also chaired the Covid Recovery Group.

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Maurizio Giuliano

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Maurizio Giuliano is an official for an international organization having before worked for various international organizations in the field of media relations. He is also known for having held the Guinness World Record for the youngest age (aged 28 years and 361 days) to visit all sovereign countries in the world.

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Samuel Wainwright

Historian

Samuel Wainwright is one of the authors of a report on the history of the PPE degree. He is currently a Doctoral research student of history at Jesus College.

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Yuan Yang

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Yuan Yang is Deputy Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times and co-founder of the think thank 'Rethinking Economics'.

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Laura Farris MP

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Laura Farris is currently a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party. Prior to her parliamentary career, she worked as a journalist and later as a barrister. She was also selected for the Counsel for the Equality and Human Rights Commission panel in 2015.

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Nick Thomas-Symonds

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Nick Thomas-Symonds is a former barrister and academic, having taught at Oxford for many years. He has also had a long political career, having served several years on the Labour front bench, and is currently the Shadow Home Secretary.

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Evan Davis

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Evan Davis is the current presenter of the PM program on BBC’s Radio 4, an economist journalist and also the former presenter of Newsnight and a former economist at the Institute of Fiscal Studies and the London Business School.(Photo by Steve Punter, CC BY 2.0)

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Peter Robinson

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Peter Robinson is a former speechwriter for then-Vice President George H. W. Bush and President Ronald Reagan. He is currently the host of Uncommon Knowledge, an interview show by Stanford's Hoover Institution. (Photo by Hoover Institution, CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Prof. Steven Lukes

Alumnus and Tutor

Professor Steven Lukes is a British political and social theorist. Currently, he is a professor of politics and sociology at New York University. He was formerly a professor at the University of Siena, the European University Institute and the London School of Economics. (Photo by KorayLoker, CC BY-SA 4.0)

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Paul Johnson

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Paul Johnson is a British economist and civil servant, currently serving as Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also a member of the Committee on Climate Change and a visiting professor in Economics at the Department of Economics at University College London.

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Baroness Susan Kramer

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Baroness Susan Kramer is a former MP and former treasury spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats. She currently serves as a life peer in the House of Lords. (Photo CC BY 3.0)

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Diane Coyle

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Professor Diane Coyle is an economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury. She is currently the Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, co-directing the Bennett Institute.

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Lilly Schreiter

Historian

Lilly Schreiter is one of the authors of a report on the history of the PPE degree. She is currently pursuing an MPhil in Modern European History at St. Hugh’s College. Link: https://www.humanities.ox.ac.uk/files/ppe100yearsreportpdf

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Prof. Richard Swinburne

Alumnus and Tutor

Professor Richard Swinburne an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford well-known for his work on theology and philosophy. Over the last 50 years, Swinburne has been an influential proponent of philosophical arguments for the existence of God.

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Dr. Thomas Sinclair

Tutor

Thomas Sinclair is a Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at Wadham College and an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oxford's Faculty of Philosophy. His research and teaching focus on questions in moral and political philosophy.

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Philip Dunne MP

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Phillip Dunne has worked as an investment banker for 20 years, before entering parliament. He has served on the conservative frontbench both as Minister of State in Defence and in Health. Currently, he leads the environmental audit committee. (Photo CC BY 3.0)

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Prof. Vernon Bogdanor

Alumnus and Tutor

Professor Vernon Bogdanor is a research professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government at King’s College London. He was formerly Professor of Government at Oxford University and Senior Tutor and Vice-Principal at Brasenose College.

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Prof. Alex Callinicos

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Professor Alex Callinicos is a British political theorist and activist. He is an emeritus Professor of European Studies at King's College London, co-editor of the Routledge Handbook of Marxism and post-Marxism and editor of International Socialism.

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Mara Yamauchi

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Mara Yamauchi is a former British long-distance track and road running athlete having competed in races all over the world as well as having worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for over a decade, also at the embassy in Tokyo. She currently holds the second-fastest time by a British woman over the marathon. (Photo by Marimo Images)

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Prof. Rupert Read

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Rupert Read is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of East Anglia and author of the book Parents for the future. He was also a Green Party campaigner and a spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion.

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Prof. Tim Besley

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Professor Tim Besley is a Professor of economic and political science at the LSE. He is also a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is also a commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission and the Director of the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines at the LSE.

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Maria Eagle MP

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Maria Eagle has had a long political career, serving as a Member of Parliament, and has served several years on the Labour front bench, both in shadow positions and as a minister of state in Gordon Brown’s government.

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Lord David Willetts

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Lord David Willetts is a British Conservative Party politician and life peer. He served as Minister of State for Universities and Science before becoming a member of the House of Lords. He is President of the Resolution Foundation and author of the book ‘A University Education'.

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