Alumni Bookshelf

Over a number of years, we've been featuring books and articles written by St John's alumni and friends in our E-Newsletter. The Alumni Bookshelf brings all of these together - our alumni have been published in everything from poetry to human rights law. Have a browse!

Don't see your book or article here?  This is a work in progress - email us now with details!

Julie Harrod (1981, Agriculture and Forest Sciences)

  • The Garden Wall (Cassells, 1991)
Julie Harrod Book

Dr Elizabeth Macaulay (2004, Archaeology)

  • Antiquity in Gotham: The Ancient Architecture of New York City (Fordham, 2021)

Dr Mantha Zarmakoupi (2002, Archaeological Science)

  • Shaping Roman Landscape: Ecocritical Approaches to Architecture and Wall Painting in Early Imperial Italy (J. Paul Getty Museum, 2023)

Lucy Baxandall (1982, Modern Languages)

  • Papermaking (Crowood Press, 2022)

Christopher Lightfoot  (1973)

  • The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracotta Oil Lamps (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2021)
  • The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Ancient Glass (Yale University Press, 2017)
Chris Lightfoot Book 2

Anne-Celine Jaeger (1994, Medieval and Modern Languages)

  • Image Makers, Image Takers: The Essential Guide to Photography by Those in the Know (Thames & Hudson, 2010)
  • Fashion Makers, Fashion Shapers: The Essential Guide to Fashion by Those in the Know (Thames & Hudson, 2009)

Zlata Filipovic (1998, Human Sciences)

Zlata Filipovic

  • Zlata's Diary (Puffin, 1995) 

Danielle Fontaine (1981, PPE)

  • Still Time on Pye Pond (Clemson University Press, 2021)

Lena Lee (2010, Human Sciences)

  • Girl Uprooted: A Memoir (Little Koo Press, 2023)

Robert Gibson (1977, Modern History and Languages)

robert gibson book

  • Bridge the Culture Gaps: A toolkit for effective collaboration in the diverse, global workplace (Nicholas Brealey, 2021)
  • Intercultural Business Communication (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Dr Thomas Jestädt (1995, Theoretical Physics)

Thomas Jestadt

  • IT-Operations - Management and Operations of IT in Enterprises (IT-Betrieb - Management und Betrieb der IT in Unternehmen) (Springer, 2016)

Professor Helen Fulton (1974, Celtic Studies)

Helen Fulton Book

  • The Cambridge History of Welsh Literature (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

nanoscale chem book

Dr Edmund Dickinson (2004, Chemistry) & Dr Andrew Wain (1999, Chemistry)

  • Nanoscale Electrochemistry, Volume 18 (Elsevier, 2021)

Dr Tamsyn Barton (1981, Literae Humaniores)

Tamsyn Barton

  • Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics and Medicine Under the Roman Empire (University of Michigan Press, 1994)
  • Ancient Astrology (Routledge, 1994)

Professor Kai Brodersen (1979, Literae Humaniores, 2007 Visiting SRF)

  • Classics outside Classics (Rezeption der Antike 3) (Verlag-Antike, 2015)
  • Galen, Gelassenheit (Peri Alypias) (Reclam Verlag, 2016)
  • Philogelos, Antike Witze (Marix, 2016) 
  • Polyainos, Strategika (De Gruyter, 2017)
  • Erasmus von Rotterdam: Querela Pacis / Klage des Friedens (Verlagshaus Roemerweg, 2018)
Kai Brodersen
  • Cassius Felix, Medizinische Praxis / De medicina (wbg Darmstadt, 2020)
  • Theodorus Priscianus: Naturheilkunde (De Gruyter, 2020) 
  • Dacia Felix: Das antike Rumänien im Brennpunkt der Kulturen (wbg Philipp von Zabern in Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2020)

Professor Alison Cooley (1989, Literae Humaniores)

  • A Companion to Roman Italy, ed. A.E. Cooley (Blackwell-Wiley, 2016)
  • Inventive Inscriptions - The Organization of Epigraphic Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century, eds A.E. Cooley and D. Orrells (Journal of the History of Collections, special issue, 2014)
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2nd edn, with M.G.L. Cooley) (Routledge, 2014)
  • The Cambridge Manual of Latin Epigraphy (Cambridge University Press, 2012)     
A Coolley
  • Res Gestae Divi Augusti: text, translation, and commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 
  • Pompeii: A Sourcebook (with M.G.L. Cooley) (Routledge, 2004)
  • Pompeii (Duckworth Archaeological Histories, 2003)
  • Becoming Roman, Writing Latin? Literacy and Epigraphy in the Roman West, ed. A.E. Cooley (JRA Supplement no.48, 2002)
  • The Afterlife of Inscriptions: Reusing, Rediscovering, Reinventing and Revitalizing Ancient Inscriptions, ed. A.E. Cooley (BICS Supplement no.75, 2000)
  • The Epigraphic Landscape of Roman Italy, ed. A.E. Cooley (BICS Supplement no.73, 2000)
  • Modern World (OUP, 2017)

Melvin Cooley (1991, Literae Humaniores)

Melvin Cooley
  • LACTOR No. 17 - The Age of Augustus (London Association of Classical Teachers, 2003)
  • Pompeii: A Sourcebook (with A.E. Cooley) (Routledge, 2004)
  • LACTOR No. 3 (revised edition) – Cicero’s Consulship Campaign (London Association of Classical Teachers, 2009)
  • LACTOR No. 19 – Tiberius to Nero (London Association of Classical Teachers, 2011)
  • LACTOR No. 20 – The Flavians (London Association of Classical Teachers, 2015)
  • LACTOR No. 21 – Sparta (London Association of Classical Teachers, 2018)

Robert Entwistle (1970, Modern History)

  • Britannia Surveyed (2019, The Armatura Press) 
Robert Entwistle

Professor Jane Lightfoot (1988, Literae Humaniores)

  • Parthenius of Nicaea: The Poetic Fragments and the Ἐρωτικὰ παθήματα (OUP, 1999)
  • Lucian, On the Syrian Goddess: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (OUP, 2003)
  • The Sibylline Oracles: With Introduction, Text, and Commentary on Books 1–2 (OUP, 2007)
  • Hellenistic Collection: Philitas, Alexander of Aetolia, Hermesianax, Euphorion, Parthenius (Loeb Classical Library, 2009)
  • Dionysius Periegetes, Description of the Known World: With Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford, 2014)
  • Pseudo-Manetho, Apotelesmatica, Books Two, Three, and Six: Edited with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford, 2020)

Professor Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (2000, Classical Archaeology)

Jane Lightfoot

  • Classical New York: Discovering Greece and Rome in Gotham (Fordham, 2018)
  • Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the late 18th and 19th Centuries (American School of Oriental Research, 2018)
  • Housing the New Romans: Architectural Reception and Classical Style in the Modern World (OUP, 2017)

Professor Emily Mackil (1994, Literae Humaniores)

  • Creating a Common Polity: Religion, Economy, and Politics in the Making of the Greek Koinon (University of California Press, 2013)

Dr Kathryn Stevens (2004, Classics with Oriental Studies)

Lizzie M-Lewis

  • Between Greece and Babylonia: Hellenistic Intellectual History in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2019)
  • Keeping Watch in Babylon: The Astronomical Diaries in Context, edited with Johannes Haubold and John Steele (Brill, 2019)

Professor Jeremy Black (1978, Modern History)

  • The World of James Bond: The Lives and Times of 007, Updated Edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021)

Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages)

  • Women in Film (Core Library, 2018)

Alan Pollock (Modern Languages, 1980)  

Alan Pollock

  • Godiva Rocks (Musical)
  • Philip and Sydney (Radio Play)

Simon Watts (1968, Engineering Science)

  • Sea Clutter: Scattering, the K Distribution and Radar Performance (Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2006, 2nd Edition 2013)
  • Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radar, Volume 1 British ASV Radars in WWII 1939-1945 (IoP Concise Physics and Morgan and Claypool, 2018)
  • Airborne Maritime Surveillance Radar, Volume 2 Post-war British ASV Radars 1946-2010 (IoP Concise Physics and Morgan and Claypool, 2018)
  • Radar Sea Clutter, Modelling and target detection (SciTech/IET, 2021)

Rowland Bagnall (2011, English)

Rowland Bagnall

  • A Few Interiors (Carcanet Poetry, 2019)

Professor Elleke Boehmer (1985, English)

  • Screens Against The Sky (Bloomsbury, 1990)
  • An Immaculate Figure (Bloomsbury, 1993)
  • Bloodlines (David Philip, 1997)
  • Nile Baby (Ayebia Clarke, 2008)
  • Sharmilla, and Other Portraits (Jacana, 2010)
  • The Shouting in the Dark (Sandstone Press, 2015)
  • To the Volcano, and other stories (Myriad Editions, 2019)

Dr Thom Braun (1973, English)

  • Hungerford Stairs: An Untold Tale of Charles Dickens (Matador, 2023)

Jacci Bulman (1987, Human Sciences)

Mandy Haggith

  • A Whole Day Through from Waking (Cinnamon Press, 2016)
  • Write to be Counted, An Anthology of Poetry to Uphold Human Rights (2017)

David Cooper (1980, Jurisprudence)

  • Hatred Ridicule and Contempt (2011)
  • Infernal Coalition (2012)
  • Craven Conflict (2015)

Dr Christophe Fricker (2003, German)

  • Meet Your Party (Edition Azur, 2014) 
David Cooper
  • Das schöne Auge des Betrachters (J. Frank, 2008) 

Mandy Haggith (1984, Maths and Philosophy)

  • Letting light in (Essencepress, 2005)
  • Castings (Two Ravens Press, 2007)
  • The Last Bear (Two Ravens Press, 2008) 
  • Paper Trails: From Trees to Trash, the True Cost of Paper (Virgin Books/Random House, 2008)
  • Bear Witness (Saraband Books, 2013)
  • Into the Forest: An Anthology of Tree Poetry (Saraband Books, 2013)
  • A-B-Tree (self-published, 2015)
  • The Walrus Mutterer (Saraband Books, 2018)
  • The Amber Seeker (Saraband Books, 2019)
  • Why the Sky is Far Away (Two Ravens Press, 2019)
  • The Lyre Dancers (Saraband Books, 2020)

Keith Jewitt (1978, Modern History) 

  • In a Magpie’s Eye: the Jesmond Year in Haiku (Laurel Books, 2017)
Keith Jewitt

Dr Eugene Lambert (1984, Engineering Science) 

  • The Sign of One (Twisted Blood trilogy, volume 1) 
    (Electric Monkey, 2016)
  • Into the No Zone (Twisted Blood trilogy, volume 2) 
    (Electric Monkey, 2017)
  • The Long Forever (Twisted Blood trilogy, volume 3) 
    (Electric Monkey, 2018)

N C Mander (2003, Chemistry)

  • Ethereum (2019)
Eugene Lambert 2

Elizabeth Mapstone (1981, Psychology)

  • The Porcupine's Dilemma (Mapstone Williams Partnership, 2016)
  • The Amazon's Girdle (2015)

Jenny Mayhew (1987, English)

  • A Wolf in Hindelheim (Hutchinson, 2013) 

Beth O’Leary (2010, English)

  • The Flatshare (Quercus, 2019)
Beth O'Leary

Dr Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages)

  • An Invisible Geography (Finishing Line Press, 2012)

Kingsley K Poole (1987)  

  • The Sudden Metropolis (GWL Publishing, 2017)
  • The Long White Cloud (GWL Publishing, 2018)

Alex Sedgwick (1977, Modern Languages)

  • Over (Boffobooks, 2024)

Margot Singer (1984, Social Studies)

  • Underground Fugue (Melville House, 2017)
Tom Tracey
  • The Pale of Settlement (University of Georgia Press, 2007)

Kate Summerscale (1984, English)

  • The Queen of Whale Cay (Fourth Estate, 1997)
  • The Suspicions of Mr Whicher or The Murder at Road Hill House (Bloomsbury, 2008)
  • Mrs Robinson's Disgrace (2012)
  • The Wicked Boy: The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer (2016)

Dr Lydia Syson (1985, English)

  • Mr Peacock’s Possessions (Bonnier Zaffre, 2018) 
Kate Summerscale
  • Liberty's Fire (Hot Key Books, 2015) 
  • That Burning Summer (Hot Key Books, 2013; Sky Pony 2017) 
  • A World Between Us (Hot Key Books, 2012) 
  • Doctor of Love (Alma Books, 2008) 

Ellen Taylor (2018, Experimental Psychology)

  • Said the Crow (Ellen Taylor, 2022)

Dr Tom Tracey  (2004, English)

  • Hello, I am Alive (Poetry Ireland, 2018)

Kate Weinberg (1994, English)

  • The Truants (Bloomsbury, 2019)
Kate Weinberg

David Mabberley (1973-1976, JRF)

David Mabberley

  • The Extraordinary Story of the Apple (Kew Publishing, 2019)

Rose Sundt (2011, Oriental Studies)

  • 'Beyond Nihonshu - Sake Outside Japan' in Anthony Rose, Sake and the Wines of Japan (Infinite Ideas, 2018)

Professor Jeremy Black (1978, History)

Prit Buttar

  • A Short History of War (Yale University Press, 2021) 
  • A Brief History of Portugal (Little, Brown Book Group, 2020)
  • A Brief History of the Mediterranean (Little, Brown Book Group, 2020)
  • A Brief History of Spain (Little, Brown Book Group, 2019)
  • A Brief History of Italy (Little, Brown Book Group, 2018)

Dr Andrew Boyd KMG OBE (1970, PPE) 

  • The Royal Navy in Eastern Waters: Linchpin of Victory 1935-1942 (Seaforth Publishing, 2017)

Dr Prit Buttar (1979, Physiological Sciences)

Damian Le Bas

  • Battleground Prussia - the Soviet Assault on Prussia 1944-1945 (Osprey, 2010)
  • Between Giants - the Second World War in the Baltic States (Osprey, 2013)
  • Collision Of Empires - the Eastern Front in 1914 (Osprey, 2014)
  • Germany Ascendant - the Eastern Front in 1915 (Osprey, 2015)
  • Russia's Last Gasp - the Eastern Front in 1916 (Osprey, 2016)
  • The Splintered Empires - the Eastern Front in 1917-1923 (Osprey, 2017)
  • On a Knife's Edge - Ukraine and Southern Russia in the Winter of 1942-1943 (Osprey, 2018)
  • Retribution - the Soviet Reconquest of Central Ukraine, 1943 (Osprey, 2019)
  • The Reckoning - the Final Defeat of Army Group South, 1944 (Osprey, 2020)

Dr Jonathan Duke-Evans (1974, Modern History)

  • An English Tradition? The History and Significance of Fair Play (Oxford University Press, 2023)

Nicholas Fogg (1963, Education)

  • Forgotten Englishman: Thomas Stephens and the Mission to the East (Gracewing Publishing, 2021)
Simon Jenkins

Dr Geoffrey Hudson (1988, Modern History and Languages)

  • British Military and Naval Medicine, 1600-1830 (Rodopi, 2007)
  • An Accidental History of Canada (McGill Queen's University Press, 2024)

Simon Jenkins (1961, PPE)

  • A Short History of London (Penguin, 2019)

David William Kenrick (2012, History)

  • Decolonisation, Identity and Nation in Rhodesia, 1964-1979: A Race Against Time (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)

Damian Le Bas (2003, Theology)

  • The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain (Chatto & Windus, 2018)

Dr Joseph McAleer (1983, History)

  • Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain, 1914-1950 (OUP, 1992)
  • Passion’s Fortune: The Story of Mills & Boon (OUP, 1999)
  • Call of the Atlantic: Jack London’s Publishing Odyssey Overseas, 1902-1916 (OUP, 2015)
Peter Purton
  • Escape Artist: The Nine Lives of Harry Perry Robinson (OUP, 2020)

David McDowall (1966, Oriental Studies)

  • A Modern History of the Kurds (Bloomsbury, 2021)

Dr Giles Mercer (1971, Modern History)

  • Convert, Scholar, Bishop: William Brownlow 1830-1901 (Downside Abbey Press, 2018)

Dr Katrina Navickas (1998, Modern History)

  • Protest and the Politics of Space and Place, 1789-1848 (Manchester University Press, 2015)
  • Loyalism and Radicalism in Lancashire, 1798-1815 (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Peter Purton (1970, Modern History)

  • Champions of equality - trade unions and LGBT rights in Britain (Lawrence and Wishart, 2018)
  • The Medieval military engineer, from the Roman Empire to the Sixteenth Century (Boydell & Brewer, 2018)

Michael Pye (1964, Modern History)

  • Antwerp: The Glory Years (Allen Lane, 2021)

Dr Henry Reece (1981, Modern History)

  • The Fall: Last Days of the English Republic (Yale University Press, 2024)

Professor James Retallack (1978, Modern History)

  • Red Saxony: Election Battles and the Spectre of Democracy in Germany, 1860-1918 (Oxford University Press, 2017)
James Retallack
  • Germany’s Second Reich: Portraits and Pathways (University of Toronto Press, 2015)
  • Forging an Empire: Bismarckian Germany (1866-1890), edited by James Retallack. Online as Volume 4 of German History in Documents and Images (German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, 2007)
  • The German Right, 1860-1920: Political Limits of the Authoritarian Imagination (University of Toronto Press, 2006)
  • Saxony in German History: Culture, Society, and Politics, 1830-1933, edited by James Retallack (University of Michigan Press, 2000)
  • Germany in the Age of Kaiser Wilhelm II (Macmillan / St. Martin's, 1996)
  • Between Reform, Reaction, and Resistance. Studies in the History of German Conservatism from 1789 to 1945, edited by Larry Eugene Jones and James Retallack (Berg Publishers, 1993)  
  • Elections, Mass Politics, and Social Change in Modern Germany, edited by Larry Eugene Jones and James Retallack (Cambridge University Press, 1992)
  • Notables of the Right. The Conservative Party and Political Mobilization in Germany, 1876-1918 (Unwin Hyman, 1988)

Kate Summerscale (1984, English)

Jason Webster

  • The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story (Bloomsbury Circus, 2020)

John Twisleton (1966, Chemistry)

  • A History of St Giles Church, Horsted Keynes (St Giles Church, 2015)

Christopher Ward (1967, Literae Humaniores)

  • The History of Water in the Land Once Called Palestine (I.B. Tauris, 2021)
  • Water Security for Palestinian and Israelis (I.B. Tauris, 2021) 

Jason Webster (1993, Arabic and Islamic History)

  • Violencia: A New History of Spain (Hachette, 2019)

Professor Roger Woods (1973, German)

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Testimony and Culture (Springer International Publishing, 2019)

Dr. Sonja Mejcher-Atassi (2003, Oriental Studies)

An Impossible Friendship

  • An Impossible Friendship: Group Portrait, Jerusalem Before and After 1948 (Columbia University Press 2024)

Abigail Bond (1988, Jurisprudence)

Abigail Bond

  • Care Proceedings and Learning Disabled Parents (Jordan's Family Law, 2011)

Jo Broadbent (1989, Jurisprudence)

  • Informing and Consulting Employees: the New Law (Hart Publishing, 2006)

Lynn Davis (1980, Jurisprudence)

  • The Social Worker's Guide to Children & Families Law (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2nd ed 2014)
  • See You in Court: A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings
    (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2nd ed 2015)
  • A Practical Guide to Fostering Law (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010)

Dr Dov Fox (2004, Politics)

Dov Fox

  • Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Viktoria Robertson (2010, Jurisprudence)

  • Competition Law’s Innovation Factor: The Relevant Market in Dynamic Contexts in the EU and the US (Hart Publishing Oxford, 2020)

Philip Smith (1986, Chemistry)

  • Law of Charities in Ireland (Bloomsbury Professional, 2019)

His Honour Robert Taylor (1957, Jurisprudence)

  • The North Eastern Circuit 1876-2022: A Selective History (North Eastern Circuit, 2022)

Shyam Thakerar (2011, History)

  • Cyber Risks and Insurance: The Legal Principles (Bloomsbury Professional, 2021)

Mark Abley (1975, English Language and Literature)

Kate Aughertson
  • Watch Your Tongue: What Our Everyday Sayings and Idioms Figuratively Mean (Simon and Schuster, 2018)

Dr Kate Aughterson (1981, English)

  • Shakespeare and Gender (Bloomsbury, 2020)
  • Shakespeare: The Late Plays (Palgrave, 2013)
  • Aphra Behn: The Comedies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
  • Webster: The Tragedies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001)
  • Jim Crace: Into the Wilderness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents (Routledge, 2001)
  • Renaissance Woman: A Sourcebook: A Sourcebook - Constructions of Femininity in England (Routledge, 1995)

Professor Wilton Barnhardt (1987, English)

Chris Fitter

  • Every True Pleasure: LGBTQ Tales of North Carolina (The University of North Carolina Press, 2019)

Dr Rachel Crossland (2005, English)

  • Modernist Physics: Waves, Particles, and Relativities in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and D. H. Lawrence (OUP, 2018)

Professor Chris Fitter (1974, English)

  • Shakespeare and the Politics of Commoners (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Dr Christophe Fricker (2003, German)

  • Stefan George: Gedichte für Dich (Matthes & Seitz Berlin, 2011) 

Caroline Kelly (2001, Modern Languages)

  • Women Writing War: The Life-writing of the Algerian Moudjahidate (Peter Lang’s Studies in Contemporary Women’s Writing Series, 2020)
Kathryn Laing

Kathryn Laing (1988, Modern Languages)

  • Hannah Lynch (1859-1904): Irish Writer, Cosmopolitan, New Woman (Cork University Press, 2019) 

Dr Michelle Leese (2007, Modern Languages)

  • Form, Meaning and Aspect in the German Impersonal Passive (Peter Lang Oxford, 2022)

Nicola Luckhurst (1988, Modern Languages)

  • Science and Structure in Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (OUP, 2000)

Dr Jeremy Marshall (1981, Zoology)

  • The Ring of Words: Tolkien and the Oxford English Dictionary (OUP, 2009)

Rosie McLachlan (2005, Languages)

  • Nina Bouraoui, Autofiction and the Search for Selfhood
Nicola Luckhurst

(Peter Lang's Studies in Contemporary Women's Writing Series, 2017)

Stephen Pearl (Literae Humaniores, 1954) 

  • What’s in a Name – And Other Pieces of My Mind: The Power of Nomenclature (Createspeace, 2017)

Professor Frank Shovlin (1997, English)

  • The Letters of John McGahern (Faber and Faber, 2021)
  • Touchstones: John McGahern's Classical Style (Liverpool University Press, 2016)
  • Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival (Liverpool University Press, 2012)
  • The Irish Literary Periodical 1923-1958 (Clarendon Press, 2003)

Tara Stubbs (2003, English)

  • American Literature and Irish Culture, 1910-1955: The Politics of Enchantment (Manchester University Press, 2013)

Sarah Wall-Randell (1999, English)

Sarah Wall-Randell

  • The Immaterial Book: Reading and Romance in Early Modern England (University of Michigan Press, 2013)

Philip Ward (1975, History and Modern Languages)

  • Hofmannsthal and Greek Myth: Expression and Performance (Peter Lang, 2002)
  • Instead of a Critic: Essays Written and Unwritten (Minos, 2022)

Dr Ingrid Wassenaar (1993, Modern Languages)

  • Proustian Passions (OUP, 2000)
  • Beginner’s Guide to Proust (Hodder, 2000) 

Michelle L Witen (2005, English) 

  • James Joyce and Absolute Music (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Michelle Witen
  • Shakespeare and Space: Theatrical Explorations of the Spatial Paradigm, Palgrave Shakespeare Studies Series, Eds. Ina Habermann and Michelle Witen, (Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2016)
  • “From Passion to Mania: Frankenstein as a Tale of Hysteria.” Nightfall: The Gothic Imagination since Frankenstein, Eds. Justine B. Moeckli and Merel Van Tillburg. (DoPe Press et Musées d’art et d’histoire, 2016-17, pp.372–383)
  • “‘A Musical Pattern of Sound’: Absolute Music and Four Quartets.” The Edinburgh Companion to T. S. Eliot and the Arts, Eds. Frances Dickey and John Morgenstern (Edinburgh University Press, 2016, pp.179–88)
  • “The Sound of Sirens: Joyce’s Fuga Per Canonem and Absolute Music”  (Variations. Vol. 31 (Spring 2012), pp.151–72)
  • “The Mystery of the Fuga Per Canonem Reopened?” , (Genetic Joyce Studies, Vol. 10 (Spring 2010))

Dr Wendy Erber (1982, Clinical Medicine)

Wendy Erber

  • Diagnostic Techniques in Hematological Malignancies (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
  • Blood and Bone Marrow Pathology (2nd edition) (Elsevier, 2011) 

Dr Richard Hill (1961, Physics)

  • The Basic Science of Oncology (Sixth Edition) (McGraw-Hill, 2021)

Dr Nathan Grills (2004, Public Health)

  • Setting up Community Health and Development Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings
    (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Dr Betina Ip (2006, Physiology)

Betina Ip

  • The Usborne Book of the Brain and How It Works (Usborne Publishing, 2020)

Dr Nicola Laurieri (2007, Pharmacology)

  • Arylamine N-Acetyltransferases in Health and Disease (World Scientific Publishing Company, 2018)

Dr Elizabeth Ryznar (2010, Comparative Social Policy)

Elizabeth Ryznar

  • Landmark Papers in Psychiatry (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Professor Stephen Huggett (1975, Mathematics)

Stephen Huggett

  • A Topological Aperitif (second edition), by S. Huggett and D. Jordan (Springer-Verlag, 2009)
  • An Introduction to Twistor Theory (second edition), by S. A. Huggett and K. P. Tod (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • The Geometric Universe: Science, Geometry, and the Work of Roger Penrose, Edited by S. A. Huggett, L. J. Mason, K. P. Tod, Sheung Tsou, and N.M.J. Woodhouse (Oxford University Press, 1998)

Mark Abley (1975, English Language and Literature)

Mark Abley

  • The Organist: Fuges, Fatherhood, and a Fragile Mind (University of Regina Press, 2019)

Nomi Dave (2005, Music)

  • The Revolution's Echoes: Music, Politics, and Pleasure in Guinea (University of Chicago Press, 2019)

Timothy Day (1970, Music)

  • I Saw Eternity the Other Night: King's College, Cambridge, and an English singing style (Allen Lane, 2018|)

Professor Hugh Macdonald (1971, Music)

  • Saint Saëns and the Stage: Operas, Plays, Pageants, a Ballet and a Film, (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

Philip Ward (1975, History and Modern Languages)

  • Sandy Denny: Reflections on Her Music (Matador, 2011) 
  • Laura Nyro: On Track (Sonicbond, 2022)

Michelle Hartman (1994, Oriental Studies)

Michelle Hartman

  • Teaching Modern Arabic Literature in Translation (MLA, 2018)

Dr Maria Kinga Devenyi (1988, Visiting Student Programme)

  • Catalogue of the Arabic Manuscripts in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Brill, 2015)

Rupert Glasgow (Modern Languages, 1982) 

Jennifer G-Ferencei

  • Minimal Selfhood and the Origins of Consciousness (Würzburg University Press, 2018) (download for free on ResearchGate or Academia)

Professor Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei (2005, Languages)

  • On Being and Becoming: An Existentialist Approach to Life (Oxford University Press, 2020)
  • The Life of Imagination: Revealing and Making the World (Columbia University Press, 2020)

Yi Ping Ong (1999, Philosophy and Theology)

  • The Art of Being: Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy (Harvard University Press, 2018)

Professor Ifan Hughes (1989, Theoretical Physics)

  • Optics f2f (Oxford University Press, 2018)

Anthony Williams (1994, Physics)

  • C++ Concurrency in Action: Practical Multithreading (Manning Publications, 2019)

Professor Guy Woolley (1964, Chemistry)

  • Foundations of Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Tim Ambler (1957, Mathematics)

  • Shrinking Whitehall to Improve Government Efficiency (The Adam Smith Institute, 2022)

Pratinav Anil (2017, Oriental Studies)

  • India's First Dictatorship (Oxford University Press, 2021)

Rasha Barrage (2002, Jurisprudence)

  • Say No to Racism (Summersdale, 2021)

Professor Liam Brunt (1990, Modern History and Economics)

Liam Brunt

  • China from the inside: letters from an economist (Palgrave McMillan, 2018)

Angela Eagle (1980, PPE)

  • The New Serfdom (Biteback Publishing, 2018)

Robin Gorna (1984, Theology)

  • Vamps, Virgins and Victims: how can women fight AIDS? (Continuum International Publishing Group, 1996)
Robin Gorna

Professor Beatrice Heuser (1983, Politics)

  • Brexit in History: Sovereignty vs European Union? (Hurst, 2019)
  • Strategy before Clausewitz: Linking Warfare and Statecraft (Routledge, 2017)
  • The Evolution of Strategy: Thinking War from Antiquity to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2010) Pedder.jpg
  • The Bomb: Nuclear Weapons in their Historical, Strategic and Ethical Context in the series: Turning Points in History (Longman’s, 1999)
  • Nuclear Mentalities? Strategies and Beliefs in Britain, France and the FRG (St Martin’s Press, 1998)
  • NATO, Britain, France and the FRG: Nuclear Strategies and Forces for Europe, 1949-2000 (Macmillan and St Martin’s Press, 1997) 
  • Transatlantic Relations: Sharing Ideals and Costs (Pinter for RIIA, 1996) 
  • Western Containment Policies in the Cold War; The Yugoslav Case, 1948-1953 (Routledge, 1989)
Beatrice Heuser

Nigel Inkster CMG (1971, Oriental Studies)

  • The Great Decoupling: China, America and the Struggle for Technological Supremacy (Hurst, 2021)
  • China's Cyber Power (IISS, 2016)

Miles Kellerman (2013, International Relations)

  • 'The Proliferation of Multilateral Development Banks', The Review of International Organisations (2019)

Dr Fraser Murison Smith (1985, Zoology)

  • A Planetary Economy (2020, Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Economics of a Crowded Planet (2019, Palgrave Macmillan)

Dr Alex Niven (2006, English)

  • The North Will Rise Again (2023, Bloomsbury)

Sophie Pedder (1985, Geography)

  • Revolution Française: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation (Bloomsbury, 2019)

Nadine Pinede (1986, English and Modern Languages)

Allen Scott

  • Sexism & Race (Essential Library, 2017)

Geoffrey Allen Pigman (1988, International Relations)

  • Negotiating our Economic Future: Trade Technology and Diplomacy (Agenda Publishing, 2020)

Professor Allen J. Scott (1958, Geography)

  • The Constitution of the City: Economy, Society and Urbanization in the Capitalist Era (Palgrave, 2018)

Richard Shotton (1995, Geography)

  • The Choice Factory, 25 behavioural biases that influence what we buy (Harriman House, 2018)
Christopher Ward

Christopher Ward (Literae Humaniores, 1967) 

  • Water Scarcity, Climate Change and Conflict in the Middle East: Securing Livelihoods, Building Peace (IB Tauris, 2017)
  • The Water Crisis in Yemen: Managing Extreme Water Scarcity in the Middle East (IB Tauris, 2016)

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (1993, BA Psychology)

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

  • The Learning Brain (Wiley-Blackwell, 2005)
  • Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain (Black Swan, 2019)

Usha Goswami (1979, Experimental Psychology)

  • Cognitive Development and Cognitive Neuroscience: The Learning Brain (Routledge, 2019)
  • Phonological Skills and Learning to Read. Reissue of 1990 research monograph in the “Classics in Psychology” series (Psychology Press, 2016)
  • Child Psychology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Cognitive Development: 2nd Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Learning to Read: Culture, Cognition and Pedagogy (Routledge, 2010)
Usha Goswami
  • Cognitive Development:  The Learning Brain (Psychology Press, Taylor & Francis, 2008)
  • Cognition in Children (Psychology Press, 1998)
  • Analogical Reasoning in Children. Part of series 'Developmental Essays in Psychology' (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1992)
  • Phonological Skills and Learning to Read. Part of series 'Developmental Essays in Psychology' (Lawrence Erlbaum, 1990)

Belinda Kirk (1994, Biology)

  • Adventure Revolution: The life-changing power of choosing challenge (Piatkus, 2021)

Elizabeth Mapstone (1981, Psychology)

  • Stop Dreaming, Start Living (Vermillion, 2004)

Karen Morris (1979, Experimental Psychology)

  • Promoting Positive Behaviour in the Early Years (OUP, 2015)

Nadja N. Reissland-Burghart (1982, Experimental Psychology)

  • The Development of Emotional Intelligence: A Case Study (Routledge, 2013)
Kerry Young
  • Fetal Development: Research on Brain and Behavior, Environmental Influences and Emerging Technologies (Springer, 2016)

Hugh Roberts (1969, Geography)

  • Fractured Society: Causes, Effects and Resolutions (2020, i2i Publishing)

Niina Tamura (2008, Experimental Psychology)

  • Teaching Self-Compassion to Teens (Guilford Press, 2022)

Kerry Young (1987, Experimental Psychology)

  • Imagery-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder and Mood Instability (Guildford Press, 2019)

Professor David Winter (1960, PPE)

  • Roots of War: Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force (Oxford University Press, 2017)

Alma Brodersen (2008, Theology)

John Gillibrand

  • The End of the Psalter: Psalms 146-150 in the Masoretic Text, the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint (De Gruyter, 2017)

The Rt Revd Dr Lawrence Cross (1975, Modern History)

  • An Illusion of Division?: An Examination of the ‘Dialogue of Love’ between the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches (Bonfire Books, 2022)

The Revd John Gillibrand (1979, Modern History)

  • Disabled Church - Disabled Society: The Implications of Autism for Philosophy, Theology and Politics (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2010)

Reverend Dr Ian Paul (1981, Mathematics)

  • Revelation: An Introduction and Commentary (IVP, 2018)
Rachel Starr

Rachel Starr (1992, Theology)

  • Reimagining Theologies of Marriage in Contexts of Domestic Violence (Routledge, 2019)

John Twisleton (1966, Chemistry)

  • Experiencing Christ’s Love - establishing a life of worship, prayer, study, service and reflection (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2017)
  • Empowering Priesthood - A celebration of the ministerial priesthood representing Christ to help form his body (Tufton Books, 2002)
  • Firmly I believe - declaring the faith of the church through the ages (Premier Christian Radio, 2007)
  • Meet Jesus - A call to Adventure (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2011)
  • Using the Jesus Prayer - Steps to a simpler Christian life (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2014)
  • Pointers to Heaven (Amazon, 2020)
  • Elucidations - Light on Christian controversies (Amazon, 2021)
  • Guyana Venture - A Church of England mission (Amazon, 2022)

Jeffery D. Wilson (1979, Theology)

  • Mystery and Intelligibility: History of Philosophy as Pursuit of Wisdom (The Catholic University of America Press, 2021)

Julian Parish (1979, French & German)

Julian Parish

  • The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Mazda RX-8 (Veloce Publishing, 2016)
  • The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Mercedes SL R129 (Veloce Publishing, 2016)
  • The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Mercedes W123 (Veloce Publishing, 2018); also published in German as Praxisratgeber Klassikverkauf: Mercedes W123 (Heel Verlag, 2018)
  • The Essential Buyer’s Guide : Mercedes 190 (Veloce Publishing, 2018)
  • The Essential Buyer’s Guide: Mercedes S-Class W116 (Veloce Publishing, 2020) 

Mark Abley (1975, English Literature and Language)

  • Strange Bewildering Time: Istanbul to Kathmandu in the Last Year of the Hippie Trail (House of Anansi Press, 2023)

Dr Christophe Fricker (2003, German)

Christophe Fricker
  • 111 Gründe, England zu lieben (Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, 2018)
  • Larkin Terminal (Plöttner, 2009) 

Jane Karen Ho (1998, PPE)

  • Emi Takes Hong Kong: A Kids' Story Travel Guide (Fly High Press, 2019)

Julian Parish (1979, French & German)

  • France: The Essential Guide for Car Enthusiasts (2nd edition, Veloce Publishing, 2017); also published in French as France: guide touristique des passionnés automobile (ETAI, 2017)
  • The Essential Guide to Driving in Europe (2nd edition, Veloce Publishing, 2018)
Jane Karen Ho

Hugh Roberts (1969, Geography) 

  • Journeys with Open Eyes, Seeking Empathy with Strangers (i2i Publishing, 2017)

John Twisleton (1966, Chemistry)

  • Forty Walks from Ally Pally (Fiennes Print, 2000)
  • Fifty walks from Haywards Heath - A handbook for seeking space in Mid Sussex (Amazon, 2020)
  • Thirty walks from Brighton station - catching sights and sea air (Amazon, 2022)


Written a book or an article?  Email us now

Alumni News

Have you got any news you'd like to share with the St John's alumni community?  

Let us know!