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Maura J. H. Collins

Maura received a BA in Oriental Studies (Sanskrit with Old Iranian). Her main areas of interest include comparative philology, Indo-Iranian languages, epic poetry and Eastern religions.

Oliver Whiteman

Oliver is studying for a MPhil in Modern South Asian Studies. His areas of interest are Himilayan Politics and the British Imperial History in Asia.

Ameer Kotecha

Ameer is studying for a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a focus on International Relations, Religion, Ethics and Politics in Africa. Ameer is Director of the OCHS Leadership Programme.

Swati Seshadri

Swati is studying for a BA in Engineering. She helped establish the Oxford Indian Classical Arts Society (OICAS).

Christopher Wood

BA (Joint Honours) in Philosophy & Theology - Birmingham University
MSt. In the Study of Religion - Oxford University
BA thesis: "The Seperation of Praxis & Theory in Western Religion & Philosophy".
MSt thesis: "The Teleology of Ramanuja's Theology, focusing on Buddhism and Hinduism".

Bhavisha Tailor

BSc in Sociology - University of Bath
MSc in Development Studies - London School of Economics
MSt in the Study of Religions (specifically Buddhism and Hinduism) - University of Oxford (2007)
She left a finance position of 4 years to come to Oxford. She had previously taken the part time course in Hindu Studies, run by the OCHS in London, out of interest. This course inspired her to further study and hence Oxford.
Her specific area of interest in Buddhism is related to the nature of Buddhist involvement in the conflict in Sri Lanka.

Angela Quartermaine

BA (Hons) in Religious Studies - Edinburgh University.
M.St. in the Study of Religion - Oxford University (2006)
Interests include methodological issues in the Study of Religions and religious law, particularly 11th century Hindu (Dayabhaga) law and modern Islamist ideas; also interfaith dialogue, particularly Hindu-Muslim relations.

John O'Connor

John completed a BA in Theology from the University of Oxford.



James David Naylor

James completed hi BA in Theology and Philosophy at Oxford.



Fleur Harris

BA in Theology - Oxford University (2006)
MA in Law and Social Science - SOAS (2007) 
Fleur's BA interest was in world religions, with a focus on Hinduism and Buddhism.
Her focus during her MA was on violence, conflict and development.
Fleur is currently studying to become a Religious studies teacher.