Georges graduated from the University of Paris VII after spending his ‘hypokhâgne’ and ‘khâgne’ years at Lycée Lakanal, in Sceaux. He spent some time studying and teaching in the American Deep South (including one year at Tulane University, New Orleans) before starting a career as a bilingual lexicographer and author of language reference books with Oxford University Press, and then Chambers Harrap Publishers in Edinburgh. He is now a research editor at the Voltaire Foundation.
Alison graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA(Hons) in Modern History and Modern Languages, and subsequently took her MSt and DPhil in French literature. Her doctoral thesis was on eighteenth-century novels. She has also worked in business-to-business book publishing at The Stationery Office, Thomson and Wolters Kluwer (UK). She now works for the Voltaire Foundation as a research editor on the Complete Works of Voltaire.
Hayley is Book-keeper for the Voltaire Foundation
Clare graduated from the University of Birmingham with a BA Hons in English with French. She has many years experience in marketing and sales mostly for academic publishers, including Routledge (Taylor & Francis) and Butterworth-Heinemann (Elsevier).
She has also acted as consultant to a variety of publishing companies (P. Lang, Berg) and trained publishing professionals from the UK and overseas in marketing and management.
Pippa has a BA Hons in Modern Languages from the University of Sheffield and Postgraduate Diploma in Publishing Studies from Oxford Brookes University. She worked for Oxford University’s Modern Languages Faculty and the European Humanities Research Centre before joining the Voltaire Foundation as Publishing Manager. She currently works on the Complete Works of Voltaire and La Correspondance de Mme de Graffigny.
Karen has a BA Hons in French from the University of Reading. She worked in production and research for the BBC and for the Department of Educational Studies, University of Oxford, before joining the Voltaire Foundation as a Publishing Manager.
There are few paradigms more tightly connected with the Scottish Enlightenment, yet it arguably remains one of the least understood.
Rousseau a bien compris, mieux que ses contemporains peut-être, le paradoxe de la communication propre aux Lumières, prises entre le développement du savoir et la constitution d’une opinion publique. Avec l’accélération de la circulation des discours et des écrits, comment parler et agir philosophiquement sans se perdre? Comment concilier la culture du secret, issue de la tradition littéraire du libertinage érudit, et la publicité, qui ouvre de plus en plus grands les horizons de la sphère publique?
Oxford’s Wikimedian in residence, Dr Martin Poulter, has helped us to build some new content for our website as well as contributing to our mission to promote the work of Voltaire.
Some online resources to explore Voltaire's England.