Dr Christine Baycroft

Teaching Associate

Telephone: 0114 222 4895

Email: c.baycroft@sheffield.ac.uk


BA, MA, PhD (Paris IV Sorbonne), Agrégation in Philosophy


I was educated in France, where I studied Philosophy and the History of Ideas at Paris IV (the Sorbonne), completing a PhD in Philosophy of Education in 2000, and teaching for several years in the French system. Since I came to the UK, I have pursued my interest in the Philosophy of Education, particularly on topics related to language education and teaching, and have taught French and translation skills at a variety of levels and in various institutions, while also working as a freelance translator.

Research Interests

  • The philosophy of education
  • Bilingualism, translation

Key Recent Publications


  • Les Lois de Platon, Paris: Ellipses, 2006. 111 pp. ISBN: 2-7298-2589-4.
  • La paideia de l’alogon dans la pensée pédagogique platonicienne de la République aux Lois. Villeneuve d’ascq: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2001. xii + 569 pp. ISBN 2-284-02594-8.


  • 7 articles for the Dictionnaires de idées philosophiques, Paris: Ellipses, 2007.

Academic Translations:

  • ‘The search for legal security in Angevin Normandy: final concords and enrolments,’ by Daniel Power. Bibliothèque de l’École des chartes, t. 168, 2011, p. 327-371. (English into French)
  • ‘Civil War, partnership and the history of English social relations,’ by Mike Braddick, in Laurent Bourquin, Philippe Hamon, Pierre Karila Cohen, Cédric Michon eds., Conflits et Opinion(s) XIIIe-XIXe siècles, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, forthcoming (2011/2012) (English into French)
  • ‘Etre parisien, être révolutionnaire: dispositifs et trajectoires: 1789-94,’ by David Andress. Forthcoming. (English into French)

Full list of publications


  • FRE 109/110 Language and Communication studies
  • FRE 201/202 Language and Communication studies
  • FRE 301/302 Language and Communication studies
  • FRE 402/403 Translation skills for Erasmus students