I am both a Jesuit priest and a philosopher. I studied philosophy years ago at Oxford as an undergraduate, and later for a doctorate at the University of Michigan in the late 60s, where I was supervised by Bill Frankena, and enjoyed the company of other members of that department -- Charles Stevenson, Bill Alston, Jaegwon Kim and the others. It was a great place to be.
Doctorate done, I came back to London to the newly created Heythrop College in the University of London where I taught for almost thirty years, most of them as Head of the Philosophy Department. In 1998, I was asked to take the post of Master at Campion Hall Oxford, which I held from 1998-2006. I am now semi-retired, though I still enjoy tutoring; and best of all, I am in charge of nothing! I am interested in Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, and especially in Aristotle. The older I get, the more I admire Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
I have a Jesuit namesake, Gerard W Hughes, with whom I have been confused for years -- a situation not helped by us both living in the same community, for the first time ever. My middle initial is 'J'.