Dr Simon Skinner

  • Nineteenth-century British political and religious history
  • Robert Peel
  • The social history of motorcycling

I work on British political and religious history, mainly in the first half of the nineteenth century. My initial interest in reactionary and paternalist politics during the age of reform took me to the subject of the social and political thought of the Oxford Movement, and my doctoral work on that subject culminated in an OUP book of 2004, Tractarians and the 'Condition of England'. I am currently working on a book on Peel and religion, with particular attention to the political consequences of the Maynooth Grant controversy.

  • 'A triumph of the rich': Tractarians and the Reformation

  • Oriel to Oliver Twist: Noetics and Tractarians at Large

  • Religion

  • A Response to Eamon Duffy

  • 'A triumph of the rich: Tractarians and the Reformation

  • History versus Hagiography: the Reception of Turner's Newman

  • Tractarians and the 'Condition of England': The Social and Political Thought of the Oxford Movement

  • 'The Duty of the State': Keble, the Tractarians and Establishment

  • Miscellanous entries on writers, clerics, and motorcycle racers

  • John Henry Newman, the Tractarians and the 'British Critic' (An examination of political and theological anti-orthodox movements and their publications in the mid-nineteenth-century Church of England)

  • More

Current DPhil Students

  • William Kelley
  • Megan Kearney
  • Edward Hicks
  • Rivers Gambrell

I would be willing to hear from potential DPhil students regarding early and mid-nineteenth-century British political and religious history.

I would be willing to hear from potential Masters students regarding early and mid-nineteenth-century British political and religious history.


I currently teach:

Prelims

FHS
History of the British Isles V (1685-1830) History of the British Isles V (1685-1830)
History of the British Isles VI (1815-1924) History of the British Isles VI (1815-1924)
History of the British Isles VII (since 1900) History of the British Isles VII (since 1900)
Approaches to History Disciplines of History
Historiography: From Tacitus to Weber  
  • Young Victoria’, Timewatch, BBC2, 18 October 2008
  • In Our Time, BBC Radio 4, 13 April 2006
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