What skills, traits, and virtues are necessary to flourish as a specialist in your field?
How do you balance your research, writing, and teaching with the other areas of your life?
How has the academy changed since you entered it?
What advice would you give to junior researchers in your field?



Sabina Alkire

Director of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), a research centre within the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford 

Stephen Blundell

Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and Professorial Fellow at Mansfield College, Oxford

Alister McGrath

Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion and Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science & Religion at the University of Oxford


Dapo Akande

Professor of Public International Law at the University of Oxford, Yamani Fellow at St. Peter's College, and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict (ELAC) & the Oxford Martin Programme on Human Rights for Future Generations

Andy Gosler

University Research Lecturer in Ornithology & Conservation and Fellow in Human Sciences, Mansfield College, University of Oxford

John Finnis

Professor of Law and Legal Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Oxford, where he was a Tutorial Fellow of University College and a teaching member of the Faculty of Law from 1966 to 2010, and a member of the Sub-Faculty of Philosophy from 1987 to 2010


Paul Fairchild

University Lecturer in the Immunobiology of Stem Cells, Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, and Research Councils UK Academic Fellow within the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Nigel Biggar

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life, at the University of Oxford

Katherine Blundell

Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and Supernumerary Research Fellow in Astrophysics at St John's College


Megan Daffern

Chaplain at Jesus College and member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford