Professor Raymond Plant joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in January 2002 as Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy. He was previously Master of St. Catherine’s College Oxford from 1994 -2000 and before that, Professor of European Political Thought at the University of Southampton. He is a Labour Peer and sits in the House of Lords with the title of Lord Plant of Highfield. In the Lords he is a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights and has been a member of the Government and Law Sub Committee of the Committee on the European Communities.
He has given lecture series at a range of universities: The Agnes Cumming Lectures at University College Dublin; the Sarum Lectures at Oxford University; The Stanton Lectures (twice) at Cambridge University; the Ferguson Lectures at Manchester University; the Scott Holland Lectures at Manchester University; The Stevenson Lectures at Glasgow University. In 2006 he gave the Boutwood Lectures in Cambridge on “The Neo Liberal State and the Rule of Law” and in 2007 the Bampton Lectures at Oxford University on Religion, Citizenship and Liberal Pluralism. In 2005 he gave the G.Ganz Lecture at Southampton University on “Reflections on the Rule of Law in the UK”. He is a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. As well as being an honorary fellow of Harris Manchester College, he is a Fellow of St Catherine’s College Oxford and of Corpus Christi College Cambridge