Dr Michael Palmer was educated at Lancing College and St John’s College, Durham. A former Teaching Fellow at McMaster University and Humboldt Fellow at Marburg University, Dr Palmer has taught at Marlborough College and Bristol University, and was for many years founding Head of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at The Manchester Grammar School. Dr Palmer is one of the most widely read of contemporary philosophers. He is the author of Moral Problems, a book based on a course developed at Manchester Grammar School that still remains the most influential school coursebook in philosophy of its generation. His other books are Moral Problems in Medicine, The Philosophy of Religion, and Atheist's Creed.