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Professor David Runciman

Professor David Runciman

Head of Department

Professor of Politics

University Teaching Officer

Trinity Hall

Office Phone: 01223 767 256


Professor Runciman became Head of Department in October 2014. He gave his Inaugural Lecture on "Political Theory and Real Politics in the Age of the Internet" on Tuesday 24th February 2015, which can be viewed online here.

Professor Runciman also leads the team on the ELECTION podcast, the University's weekly politics podcast; asking the questions that no one else is in the run-up to the British General Election with the most interesting people inside and outside the political arena. All the episodes can be listened to online, or downloaded through iTunes.

Subject groups/Research projects

Technology and Digital Society:

Research Interests

Late-nineteenth and twentieth century political thought;  theories of the state and of political representation;  various aspects of contemporary political philosophy and contemporary politics.