Category:Academics of Keele University
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1. Keele University – Keele University, officially known as the University of Keele, is a public research university located about 3 miles from Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, England. Keele was granted university status by Royal Charter in 1962 and was founded in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire, Keele is the 24th oldest university in the UK List of UK universities by date of foundation, and highest research-ranked university in Staffordshire. A science park and a conference centre complements the academic buildings, the university occupies a 620-acre rural campus close to the village of Keele and consists of extensive woods, lakes and Keele Hall set in historic Staffordshire Potteries heartland. The estate was given by King Henry II of England to the Knights Templars. The estate was purchased from the Crown by the Sneyd family, Cambridge and Oxford Extension Lectures had been arranged in the Potteries since the 1890s, but outside any organised educational framework or establishment. By the late 1930s, the Staffordshire towns of Longton, Fenton, Burslem, a large area including Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of Cheshire and Derbyshire did not have its own university. Neither the traditional ancient institutions based on the Oxbridge model or earlier civic Redbricks responded to that particular criteria, Lindsay believed technological excesses sponsored by the state without a review of the social and political consequences had been a major contributor to Germanys downfall. This was to heavily influence Keeles curriculum, on 13 March 1946, Lindsay wrote to Sir Walter Moberly, chair of the University Grants Committee, suggesting the creation of a college on new lines. The committee wanted a university for the 20th century that overcame the division between Arts and Sciences and what Moberly was calling the evil of departmentalism, the college could become a social laboratory for industries and the local communities these catered for. Normal practice was for new colleges to be launched without degree-awarding powers, students would instead matriculate with and this would allow the college to start afresh in the setting of its curriculum free from the inheritance of educational practices. Lindsay also wrote to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, in August 1949, the University College was granted the right to award its own degrees. The first graduate was George Eason, who had studied Mathematics at Birmingham University gaining a BSc in 1951 and he received his MSc in 1952 from Keele. In 1954, the first graduate studying fully at Keele was Margaret Boulds who received an honours degree in Philosophy. Growing steadily to 1,200 students, the university college was granted university status in 1962, receiving a new Royal charter in January of that year, and adopting the name University of Keele. Alternatives were considered, including The University of Stoke or Stoke-on-Trent, paradoxically, Staffordshire University was also discussed, this is now the name of the former North Staffordshire Polytechnic. The university is a distance west of the civil parish of Keele. It is the establishment of higher education in the UK to be named after a village. In 1968, the Royal Commission on Medical Education issued the Todd Report and it was considered that North Staffordshire would be a good site, having a large local population and several hospitals
2. England – England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west, the Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east, the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain in its centre and south, and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly, and the Isle of Wight. England became a state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the worlds first industrialised nation, Englands terrain mostly comprises low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there are uplands in the north and in the southwest, the capital is London, which is the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland through another Act of Union to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain, the name England is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means land of the Angles. The Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages, the Angles came from the Angeln peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea. The earliest recorded use of the term, as Engla londe, is in the ninth century translation into Old English of Bedes Ecclesiastical History of the English People. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars, it has been suggested that it derives from the shape of the Angeln peninsula, an angular shape. An alternative name for England is Albion, the name Albion originally referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus, specifically the 4th century BC De Mundo, in it are two very large islands called Britannia, these are Albion and Ierne. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, the word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins. Albion is now applied to England in a poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England, Lloegr, the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximately 780,000 years ago. The oldest proto-human bones discovered in England date from 500,000 years ago, Modern humans are known to have inhabited the area during the Upper Paleolithic period, though permanent settlements were only established within the last 6,000 years
3. Brian Barry – Brian Barry FBA was a moral and political philosopher. He was educated at the Queens College, Oxford, obtaining the degrees of B. A. and D. Phil under the direction of H. L. A. Hart. Along with David Braybrooke, Richard E. Flathman, Felix Oppenheim, Barry also fused political theory and social choice theory and was a persistent critic of public choice theory. During his early career, Barry held teaching posts at the University of Birmingham, Keele University, in 1965 he was appointed a teaching fellow at University College, Oxford and then Nuffield College. In 1969 he became a professor at Essex University, Barry was Lieber Professor Emeritus of Political Philosophy at Columbia University and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the London School of Economics. He was awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science in 2001, Barry also taught at the University of Chicago, in the departments of philosophy and political science. During this time he edited the journal Ethics, helping raise its publication standards, under his editorship, it became perhaps the leading journal for moral and political philosophy. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts, Barry was a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association, and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of York in 2006. In 2014, the British Academy, in partnership with Cambridge University Press and The British Journal of Political Science, founded an annual prize in political science in his honour
4. Jean Blondel – Jean Blondel is a French political scientist specialising in comparative politics. He is currently Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute in Florence and he graduated from the Institut dÉtudes Politiques of Paris in 1953. He studied at St Antonys College from 1953 to 1955, graduating with a B. Litt and he returned to France for military service, returning to Britain to study the relations between central and local government at Manchester University. He started the European Consortium for Political Research in 1969 and directed it for ten years following its foundation meeting in 1970 and he holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Salford and Essex in the United Kingdom, Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium, Turku in Finland, and Siena in Italy. He is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Blondel is particularly noted for the contributions he has made to the theory of party systems, the comparative study of cabinets, and the relations between parties and governments. His latest book, The Presidential Republic is a comparison of different presidential systems across the globe, with a emphasis on Latin America, Africa. It seeks to be amongst the first comprehensive studies of different presidential systems, voters, parties and leaders, the social fabric of British politics. Political leadership, towards a general analysis, london & Beverly Hills, SAGE,1987. Blondel, Jean and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel Cabinets in Western Europe, Blondel, Jean and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel Governing together, the extent and limits of joint decision-making in Western European cabinets. New York, St. Martins Press,1993, Blondel, Jean and Maurizio Cotta Party and government, an inquiry into the relationship between governments and supporting parties in liberal democracies. New York, St. Martins Press,1996, Blondel, Jean, Richard Sinnott, and Palle Svensson People and Parliament in the European Union, participation, democracy, and legitimacy. Blondel, Jean and Maurizio Cotta The nature of party government, new York, St. Martins Press,2000. Blondel, Jean and Ferdinand Müller-Rommel Cabinets in Eastern Europe
5. Jonathan Dancy – Jonathan Peter Dancy is a British philosopher, who has written on ethics and epistemology. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Texas at Austin and he taught previously for many years at the University of Keele. Dancy was educated at Winchester College, where he was Head Boy and played cricket for the school, and Corpus Christi College, Oxford, after graduating he served as a lecturer at Pembroke College, Oxford for a year. In 1971 he became a lecturer at Keele University, becoming professor there in 1991. After being mentioned by his daughter-in-law, American actress Claire Danes, during an appearance on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2016. In this sense, reasons are context-dependent, Dancy edited some of George Berkeley writings and dedicated a book to the Anglo-Irish thinker. In 1973 he married Sarah Birley, they have three children, the actor Hugh Dancy, Jack Dancy, who runs a company, and Kate Redman. On Moral Properties, Mind,1981, XC, pp. 367–385, “Ethical Particularism and Morally Relevant Properties. ”“The Role of Imaginary Cases in Ethics. ”Pacific Philosophical Quarterly,66,141 –153. “An Ethic of Prima Facie Duties. ”In A Companion to Ethics, “Can a Particularist Learn the Difference Between Right and Wrong. ”In The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, vol. Bowling Green, OH, Philosophy Documentation Center,1999, intention and permissibility, T. M. Scanlon. In Moral Particularism, ed. Brad Hooker and Margaret Olivia Little, Moral Particularism in the Stanford Online Encyclopedia of Philosophy An Introduction to Contemporary Epistemology, Oxford, Blackwell,1985. Berkeley, An Introduction, Oxford, Blackwell,1987, Moral Reasons, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing,1993. Practical Reality, Oxford, Oxford University Press,2000, Philosophy of Action, An Anthology Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell,2015. Jonathan Dancy’s homepage Moral Particularism – J. Dancys art, in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Publications list Interview with Dancy
6. Antony Flew – Antony Garrard Newton Flew was an English philosopher. Belonging to the analytic and evidentialist schools of thought, Flew was most notable for his work related to the philosophy of religion, during the course of his career he taught at the universities of Oxford, Aberdeen, Keele and Reading, and at York University in Toronto. For much of his career Flew was known as an advocate of atheism. He also criticised the idea of life after death, the free will defence to the problem of evil, in 2003 he was one of the signatories of the Humanist Manifesto III. However, in 2004 he stated an allegiance to deism, more specifically a belief in the Aristotelian God and he stated that in keeping his lifelong commitment to go where the evidence leads, he now believed in the existence of a God. In 2007 a book outlining his reasons for changing his position, There is a God and he was also known for the development of the no true Scotsman fallacy, and his debate on retrocausality with Michael Dummett. Flew, the son of Methodist minister/theologian Robert Newton Flew and his wife Winifred née Garrard, was born in London and he was educated at St Faiths School, Cambridge followed by Kingswood School, Bath. He is said to have concluded by the age of 15 that there was no God, during the Second World War he studied Japanese at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and was a Royal Air Force intelligence officer. After a period with the Inter-Services Topographical Department in Oxford, he was posted to Bletchley Park in June 1944, after the war, Flew achieved a first class degree in Literae Humaniores at St Johns College, Oxford. He also won the John Locke Scholarship in Mental Philosophy in the following year, Flew was a graduate student of Gilbert Ryle, prominent in ordinary language philosophy. Both Flew and Ryle were among many Oxford philosophers fiercely criticised in Ernest Gellners book Words, a 1954 debate with Michael Dummett over backward causation was an early highlight in Flews career. For a year, 1949–50, Flew was a lecturer in philosophy at Christ Church, from 1950 to 1954 he was a lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, and from 1954 to 1971 he was a professor of philosophy at the University of Keele. He held a professorship at the University of Calgary, 1972–73, between 1973 and 1983 he was professor of philosophy at the University of Reading. At this time, he developed one of his most famous arguments, upon his retirement, Flew took up a half-time post for a few years at York University, Toronto. Politically Flew was a conservative and wrote articles for The Journal of Libertarian Studies. His name appears on letterheads into 1992 as a Vice-President of the Conservative Monday Club and he was one of the signatories to a letter in The Times along with Lord Sudeley, Sir Alfred Sherman, and Dr. Flew married on 28 June 1952. Flew died on 8 April 2010, while nursed in an Extended Care Facility in Reading, England, while an undergraduate, Flew attended the weekly meetings of C. S. Lewiss Socratic Club fairly regularly. Flew also criticised several of the other philosophical proofs for Gods existence and he concluded that the ontological argument in particular failed because it is based on the premise that the concept of Being can be derived from the concept of Goodness
7. Mark Galeotti – Mark Galeotti is senior researcher at the Institute of International Relations Prague and coordinator of its Centre for European Security. He is also a lecturer at the Department of Security Studies and he is an expert and prolific author on transnational crime and Russian security affairs. Previously, he was Professor of Global Affairs at the Center for Global Affairs at New York University and he has also been a visiting professor at MGIMO and Charles University. Between 1991 and 2006, he wrote a column on Russian. He continues to write for various Janes publications, as well as Oxford Analytica, for which he covers Russian security, transnational crime and terrorism issues. In July 2011, he started writing a column, Siloviks & Scoundrels, for the Russian newspaper The Moscow News. He writes on his own blog, In Moscows Shadows as well as guest writing for EUROPP, oD, Russia, the International Policy Digest and he also contributes articles to The Moscow Times and War on the Rocks and is a contributing editor to Business New Europe. He is a consultant to government, commercial and law-enforcement agencies. He is the Founding Editor of the journal Global Crime, official page at IIR Blog, In Moscows Shadows Mark Galeotti on Twitter Mark Galeottis column in The Moscow Times Mark Galeottis column in War on the Rocks
8. Gordon Rugg – Gordon Rugg is a British academic, head of the Knowledge Modelling Group at Keele University and a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Open University, known for his work on the Voynich Manuscript. Born in Perth, Scotland, Rugg has a first degree in French and Linguistics and his background includes working as a timberyard worker, a field archaeologist and an English lecturer. He became the focus of attention in 2004 for his work on the Voynich Manuscript. He is co-author with Marian Petre of two books for students which focus on skills in research. He is head of the Knowledge Modelling Group at Keele University and his main research theme is elicitation methods – techniques for eliciting information from people, for purposes such as market research and requirements gathering for software development. His main work in this field includes the following, a series of co-authored papers on card sorts. A series of co-authored papers on laddering, including one which integrates laddering with graph theory, a paper co-authored with Neil Maiden, describing a framework for choosing the appropriate methods to elicit various types of semi-tacit and tacit knowledge. This work formed one main strand in the Verifier method which he developed with Joanne Hyde and this is a method for critically re-assessing previous research into difficult problems. The initial stage uses a range of methods to gain an accurate picture of the assumptions. The next stage uses a knowledge of experts’ behaviour and a range of error taxonomies to identify the places where human error is most likely to have occurred, the final stage uses various formalisms to assess whether or not an error actually has occurred. There is no guarantee that this method will catch every error – it is not a method for proving the correctness of a piece of previous work –, Rugg’s other work is multidisciplinary, including theoretical archaeology and teaching methods. Rugg suggested that these assessments of complexity were not based on empirical evidence, however, there is debate about the features of the manuscript which Ruggs suggested method was not able to emulate. The two main features are lines showing different linguistic features from the bulk of the manuscript, such as the Neal keys, regarding statistics, Rugg points out that text produced from the same set of initial nonsense syllables but using different table structures shows widely different statistical properties. Whether or not this would prove anything useful is another issue, since it could either be used to support Rugg’s argument, the unwritten rules of PhD research. Articles, a selection, Maiden, N. A. M. ACRE, selecting methods for requirements acquisition. The sorting techniques, a paper on card sorts, picture sorts. The mystery of the Voynich Manuscript, New analysis of a famously cryptic medieval document suggests that it contains nothing but gibberish. Personal website at Keele University BBC Staffordshire Feature on the Voynich Manuscript Das Geheimnis des mysteriösen Voynich-Codes at Wissenschaft. de What are Neal keys at www. voynich. net
9. Robert Service (historian) – Robert John Service is a British historian, academic, and author who has written extensively on the history of the Soviet Union, particularly the era from the October Revolution to Stalins death. He was until 2013 a professor of Russian history at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of St Antonys College, Oxford, Service is known for his biographies of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Service spent his years at Kings College, Cambridge, where he studied Russian. Between 1986 and 1995, Service published a biography of Vladimir Lenin. He wrote several works of history on 20th-century Russia, including A History of Twentieth-Century Russia. Comprise his trilogy of Bolshevik and Menshevik leaders biographies are Lenin, Stalin and his biography of Trotsky was strongly criticised by Services Hoover Institution colleague Bertrand Mark Patenaude in a review for the American Historical Review. Service responded that the factual errors were minor and that Patenaudes own book on Trotsky presented him as a noble martyr. The book was criticised by the German historian of communism Hermann Weber, fourteen historians and sociologists signed a letter to the publishing house. Suhrkamp announced in February 2012 that it would go ahead and publish a German translation of Robert Services Trotsky in July 2012