J.A.W. "Jock" Gunn (D.Phil. Oxon.) retired in 2001 as Sir Edward Peacock professor, after forty years service to the University. Appointed full professor in 1970, he was Head of Department 1975-83 and was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1983. He does the history of thought, chiefly British and French, and is interested too in social-science theories and political philosophy. Scholarly editing, with Disraeli (letters) and Hume (essays, forthcoming) is another interest. Just out is an entry for Disraeli in the Thoemmes Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers; appearing soon a review article on Isaiah Berlin in Clio. Recently completed is a work provisionally called "Lessons in Civil Disagreement: Party and Opposition in the French Restoration". The third part of a proposed triptych on French political ideas will treat the 19th-century problem of inauthentic government. Supervisor of some 15 Ph.D. theses, his passion in education has been helping people to say what they mean in readable English.