Philip Healy

Emerita & Emeritus Fellow

Department for Continuing Education

BA MA Manchester, MA Oxford MPhil York

Philip Healy took up post as Director of Public Programmes, Department for Continuing Education on 1 September 2000. He was elected to an Official Fellowship of Kellogg College from the same date.

As Director of Public Programmes, he is responsible for the University’s provision of weekly classes in Oxford and in a number of centres in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.  The weekly class programme now includes a growing number of online courses, which has enabled students to take them from all round the world.  In addition, he is responsible for a large programme of day and weekend schools, the Oxford University Summer School for Adults (OUSSA) and a number of award-bearing courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level for part-time students.  He represents the Department for Continuing Education on several widening participation consortia and projects in the region.

Philip Healy read English at Manchester University where he went on to do research.  He also studied at the University of York.  His current research interests are in the literature of the 1890s and the relationships between literature and religion and between literature and sexuality.  He is editing the letters of Frederick Rolfe to Canon Lonsdale Ragg and working on the correspondence of John Gray and André Raffalovich.

Selected Publications

R.B. Cunninghame Graham, Mogreb-el-Acksa, with an introduction by Philip Healy (Century, 1988)
R.B. Cunninghame Graham, A Vanished Arcadia, with an introduction by Philip Healy (Century, 1988)
Frederick Rolfe (Baron Corvo), The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole, introduced by A.J.A. Symons and with a Foreword by Philip Healy (Oxford University Press, 1986)
John Gray, Park: a fantastic story, edited by Philip Healy (Carcanet Press, 1984)