Dr Tom Jones has worked in St Andrews since 2001, after completing a PhD on Alexander Pope, philosophy and literary criticism. He teaches eighteenth-century poetry, fiction and philosophy, as well as poetic theory and practice across a broader historical range. Tom’s main areas of research are the relationship between theories of meaning and poetic practice, and the history of ideas in the eighteenth century, particularly the history of linguistic thought. His work on poetry and poetics has concentrated on Alexander Pope, but extends across the range of post-renaissance English language poetry. He also has a particular interest in George Berkeley, of whom he is writing a biography.