Most-read academic inspiration essays: the books that inspired…

Since launching in April 2012 we’ve published over 30 short essays from academics on the books that have inspired […]

The books that inspired John Van Reenen: “I think I always enjoy reading Conservative thinkers more than leftist ones. It’s much more fun to have books that really challenge your positions rather than confirming your prejudices”

John Van Reenen, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance LSE, talks us through the must-read […]

The books that inspired Pasquale Iannone: “the works of Italian film critic Aldo Tassone are a constant source of inspiration and insight”

Pasquale Iannone is Senior Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh where he has taught for a […]

The books that inspired Daphne Halikiopoulou: “Barrington Moore’s work essentially identifies patterns, which for me is what comparative politics is about”

Daphne Halikiopoulou is a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Reading. In our latest academic inspiration piece, Daphne discusses how the […]

The books that inspired Elisabeth Schellekens: “Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgement is one of the most interesting and tantalising texts I know”

Elisabeth Schellekens is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Durham University. In the latest of our academic inspiration pieces […]

The books that inspired Conor Gearty: “Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Politics had such a dramatic impact on me that I tried to dump law and read politics”

Conor Gearty is Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics. He is one of the pioneering […]

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Senior archivist at the Wellcome Library, Lesley Hall, talks to us about […]

The books that inspired Melanie Simms: “The contributions of Sidney and Beatrice Webb as social scientists cannot be under-estimated”

Melanie Simms is an expert on industrial relations and has written prolifically on the topics of employment relations, trade-union organisation, […]

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