Photograph of Dr Richard Davies.Dr Richard Davies

Lecturer in Education
BSc. (Hons) PhysicsBSc. (Hons) Physics1983-86, University of Manchester
Postgraduate Certificate in Education1989-90, Jesus College, Oxford
MA Values in Education (Philosophical Perspectives,1994-96 University of London
DPhil (Philosophy of Education/Curriculum Development),1996-2003 Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Leadership (with distinction), 2007 University of Leicester
2002 Basic Expedition Leaders’ Award


Office: Room 2.38 School of Education and Lifelong Learning Aberystwyth University P5 Penglais Campus Aberystwyth, Ceredigion Wales, SY23 3UX
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Masters in Educational Practice

Teaching Areas

Masters in Educational Practice


 I am primarily concerned with philosophical and theological aspects of educational policy and practice, especially in informal and community contexts


Having begun as a physicist, I transferred my affections to philosophy, and philosophy of education in particular. I hold a doctorate in philosophy of education (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford:2002), an MA in philosophy of education (Institute of Education, University of London:1996) and an honours degree in physics (University of Manchester:1986). I also hold a PGCE in Physics and Science (Jesus College, Oxford:1990) and a Postgraduate Certificate in academic leadership (University of Leicester:2007).

I am an Executive Officer of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain and the Convenor of the Philosophy of Education Special Interest Group at the British Educational Research Association.

I was, for many years, a youth worker in the evangelical wing of the Church of England.

I am online as @richard_taff