Raymond Plant, Baron Plant of Highfield

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Raymond Plant, Baron Plant of Highfield FKC (born 19 March 1945) is a British Labour peer and academic.

Lord Plant was educated at Havelock School in Grimsby, King's College London (BA Philosophy, 1966), and the University of Hull (PhD). He is currently Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy at King's College London and Professor of Divinity at Gresham College,[1] having previously served as Master of St Catherine's College, Oxford from 1994–2000. He is an Honorary Fellow of Harris Manchester College, Oxford. Before moving to Oxford he was Professor of European Political Thought at the University of Southampton, and prior to that was a Senior Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Manchester.[2][3]

He was created a life peer on 24 July 1992 taking the title Baron Plant of Highfield, of Weelsby in the County of Humberside.[4]

Lord Plant was a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics 2004-2007. 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 is the author of several books on political philosophy, and is also a Lay Canon at Winchester Cathedral.[2][3]

He is a member of the Athenaeum Club.


Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir Brian Smith
Master of St Catherine's College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Williams
Preceded by
John Phillips
Head of King's College London School of Law
Succeeded by
Timothy Macklem

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