Dr. Andrew Hegarty
Dr. Andrew Hegarty is a historian who specializes in the history of universities, particularly Oxford, Salamanca and Paris, and that above all in the early-modern period. He has contributed nearly two dozen entries to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and was assistant editor of a comprehensive history of Magdalen College, Oxford, from the fifteenth century to the present day. He is interested in Church history and has written on interventions by academics in early-modern Church-State relations. Since 2004, he has been director of the Thomas More Institute in London. He continues to develop wider interests in the role of the university as an institution and on friendship as a crucial ethical concept. He is a graduate of Merton College, University of Oxford, and obtained his Ph.D. from the same university.