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Ms Marianne Talbot

Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy
Department for Continuing Education

Rewley House,
Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JA

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Research Interests

Philosophy of Mind, Ethics

Marianne Talbot

Career & Education


College Lecturer in Philosophy, Pembroke College, Oxford


College Lecturer in Philosophy, Brasenose College, Oxford
2001- present Departmental Lecturer in Philosophy, OUDCE
1996-2000 Chair, National Forum for Values in Education and the Community (responsible for producing the values underpinning the National Curriculum)
1996-2000 Responsible for the promotion, in maintained schools, of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
2001 Appointed to the Council of the Girls’ Day School Trust
2000 Member: The Cabinet Office’s project team on Vision and Values
1998- 2001 Member, Government’s advisory group on Personal, Social and Health Education
1998 Member, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority’s advisory group on Preparation for Adult Life
1988 Member, Government’s advisory group on Citizenship and the Teaching of Democracy in Schools
1996-2000 Member, the RSA’s steering committee for The Forum for Ethics in the Workplace
1998-now Member of the University Court, Brookes University, Oxford
1987- 2002 Governor, Oxford Girls’ High School



2000: ‘Promoting Pupils’ Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development’ in Education for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development, R.Best (Ed) Continuum Press

1998: ‘Against Relativism’, in Education in Morality, J.M.Halstead and T.McLaughlin (Eds.) Routledge

1998: ‘Virtuous Realities’ in The Good Life, DEMOS publications

1999: How to Write an Effective Mission Statement, How To Books

1997: ‘Shared Values in a Pluralist Society’ in Teaching Right and Wrong, R.Smith & P. Standish (Eds.)Trentham Books

1997: ‘The Cultural Context of Values Education’ in Values and the Curriculum, D.Lawton et al

1997: ‘Whose Values? Our Values!’ in Education, Public Law and the Individual, Vol. 2, issue 3

1997: ‘Why do Young People Reject Moral Absolutism?’ in Resource, volume 20:3

1994-now: numerous articles in broadsheet newspapers

1987-now: regular broadcasting on local and national radio


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