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Goldman, Dr Lawrence, MA, PhD, FRHistS

Dr Goldman spent many years as University Lecturer in History and Vice Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford University. In 2004 he was appointed editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, published by Oxford University Press – a post he held for ten years. In April 2014 Dr Goldman was appointed as Director of the Institute of Historical Research in London.

Dr Goldman specialises in 19th century British history.


Cambridge University, Yale University, Oxford University

Oppenheimer, Prof. Peter

Peter Oppenheimer was appointed as a Student (i.e. Fellow) of Christ Church, University of Oxford in the late 1960s. He is an economist specialising in financial markets, economic policy, Russia and the economics of transition, global and european economic issues and energy. During his tenure at Christ Church, he was given leave for two years to become Chief Economist at Shell.

Although a fluent Russian speaker, he had no professional involvement with Russia until the Gorbachev era of the late 1980s. Since then he has worked on Russian economic policy issues and has...

Beresford, Dr Richard, PhD

Richard Beresford is Director of the Centre for Creativity and Enterprise Development (CrED) at Oxford Brookes University. He joined the business school in 2000 to set up the Enterprise Centre, which was established to develop academic links and opportunities for local and regional businesses. Since then he has established two further external-facing Centres at Oxford Brookes with different types of partners: the Centre for Applied HR Research in 2004 and CrED in 2007.

He is a history graduate and teaches on history modules within the Business Faculty. He also has substantial...


Oxford University, Kent University, Surrey University, Warwick University

Bitsakakis, Dr George, MA, PhD

George Bitsakakis is a Fellow of St Benet's Hall and member of the Department of Economics, Oxford University. He is Director of Studies in Economics at St Benet's Hall, Blackfriars and St Catherine's College. He was formerly a Fellow of Brasenose College and Pembroke College, and before that he taught at the London School of Economics.

He holds three Masters degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science and Philosophy, and a PhD in Economics (LSE). He has broad research interests in both economics and philosophy.


Athens University, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, London School of Economics

Williams, Dr Matthew, DPhil

Matt Williams is Access and Career Development Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford University. He has also taught at Wadham, St Hilda’s, University, Worcester and Pembroke Colleges.

His research focusses on the sometimes difficult relationships between judges and politicians, where the rule of law meets the power of politics. He has sought to explain the increasing intervention by judges into sensitive public policy domains, such as immigration, anti-discrimination and homelessness.


Bristol University, Oxford University


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