Thank you for visiting my site.
My name is Raphael and I am currently attempting, against coronavirus and administrative incompetence, to complete the BPTC. Before that I was completing my Law degree at the University of Oxford and in ancient history, I was at the University of Cambridge completing an M.Phil. in Philosophy. My first degree was in PPE from the University of Warwick.
I am always looking for any opportunities for work within the legal sector, especially assisting barristers with legal research or more generally. Please see my CV for more information about my background and skills, and feel free to contact me via the form below if you have any questions.
Outside of my academic interests, which include Philosophy, especially Platonic, Law and Politics, I enjoy travelling and writing, which is the main purpose of this website. Contrary to the header photo on my homepage, I am actually from a small town near London, New York is just my most frequented city outside of the UK, as well as being one of my favourites. I am currently also a tax researcher with Wolters Kluwer, though I should presumably point out, in case you assumed otherwise, that I obviously write in a personal capacity and, indeed, that my views are probably someone else's so please sue them for anything I say, rather than Wolters or myself.
I initially took to writing about 6 years ago when I exclusively wrote about Manchester United, where I am a season ticket holder. Since then I have expanded to write about a variety of topics including current affairs, Politics and general happenings in my life, amongst others, (which you will find over at The Cous Cous Diaries) and my travels (which you will find on The Croissant Chronicles).
I hope you enjoy reading my posts!