Dr Edward Skidelsky
I first studied philosophy together with theology as an undergraduate at Oxford from 1992-95. After graduating, I worked for two years with a Moscow NGO and a further two with a London-based publisher and think-tank. I returned to Oxford from 2000-05 – the politics department this time – to do a doctorate on the late idealist philosopher of science and culture Ernst Cassirer, spending two years as a visiting student at the Humboldt University, Berlin. I speak fluent German and rusty Russian. Apart from philosophy, I enjoy looking at art and architecture, cooking and playing ping pong.