Dr Simon Skinner
- Core subject area: History (and its Joint Schools).
- Teaching: British history since 1685, including the undergraduate Special Subject on ‘Church, State, and Society in England, 1829–54’, miscellaneous historiography and methods papers and the MSt option on ‘Religion in the European Nineteenth Century’. University lectures on ‘Politics and Religion in Britain, c.1815–1914’. Current supervision topics include Spencer Perceval’s evangelicalism, intellectuals and the Eastern Question, and Disraeli’s religious thought.
- Research interests: The political, religious, and ecclesiastical history of 19th-century Britain. Current research explores Peel, party, and Protestantism in the 1840s. I am a convenor of the Oxford Modern British History graduate seminar and have broadcast on subjects ranging from Queen Victoria to speedway racing.