Mark Frankel

Mark Frankel

Department of Theology and Religion
Doctoral Researcher

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PhD title:  T. Edmund Harvey: politician of conscience
SupervisorProfessor Ben Pink Dandelion, Professor Hugh McLeod
PhD Theology and Religion


  • BA (Oxon) Modern History 1973
  • Diploma in Philosophy (Birkbeck) 2006
  • MA (Wales) Philosophy 2009


I am a retired civil servant, my last posting having been in an agency of HM Treasury. I live in New Malden.


T. Edmund Harvey (1875–1955) is a distinctive figure in British history of the first half of the twentieth century. A Quaker, he was an author, pacifist, social reformer and politician. He was one of only 16 MPs to have sat in Parliament during both world wars. Yet he is a neglected figure. My research aims to show that Harvey was the quintessential politician of conscience, whose Quaker faith was central to his career.


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