Peter Vardy

Philosopher, Author

1945 –


Who is Peter Vardy?

Peter Vardy is a British academic, philosopher, theologian and author. He held the post of vice principal at Heythrop College, London, from 1999 to 2011.

Vardy was originally a chartered accountant before becoming an academic. He was a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Marketing and chair or director of a number of listed and unlisted companies as well as being a partner in a firm of chartered accountants and management consultants. He holds a masters degree in theology and a PhD from King's College London. He lectured in philosophy of religion at King's and also at the Institute of Education, London, on their masters degree in education programme. He served on the academic board of Leo Baeck College and has worked closely with The Coexist Foundation since 2007.

Vardy is well known as a charismatic lecturer, running popular day conferences for 14- to 18-year-old students in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong related to issues in philosophy, religion, ethics and the theory of knowledge. He has made a number of appearances on BBC and ABC radio, discussing related issues and is the author or subject of a number of articles in, for example, Times Higher Education, the Times Educational Supplement and The Age.

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  • England
  • King's College London

on July 23, 2013


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