Keir Martland reads History at Selwyn College, Cambridge where he is a Tripos Prizeman and a Scholar.
He is Chairman of the Ludwig von Mises Centre, also known as Mises UK. He is a regular speaker at conferences such as at Professor Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s Property and Freedom Society in Bodrum, Turkey. Other speaking engagements have included at universities. He also appears in the news media and on podcasts from time to time. His writings have been published by The Salisbury Review, The Backbencher, Quadrangle Magazine, among others, and he has published a book of selected essays under the title Political and Cultural Essays.
Keir’s main academic interests are: private government and private law in the stateless mediaeval period; mediaeval political thought; the history of economic thought; the history of capitalism, specifically its mediaeval origins; late mediaeval popular religion in Europe; late Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, and Turkey; 19th and 20th century conservative and libertarian politics; Thomistic and Salamanca School natural law theology; the theology of Pope Benedict XVI; Anglo-Catholic theology and liturgies; the history of the doctrine of the eucharist; the history of Anglican-Roman Catholic dialogue from 17th century onwards; the Anglican realignment; the English Musical Renaissance; and the Gothic Revival. His liberal traditionalist, ‘Tory Anarchist’ views have developed through a synthesis of radical individualist anarchism and High Toryism. He has been strongly influenced by Evelyn Waugh, G.K. Chesterton, Hilaire Belloc, J.R.R. Tolkien, Aidan Nichols, Edward Norman, Christopher Dawson, Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, Robert Nisbet, Roger Scruton, Peter Hitchens, Sean Gabb, and above all Hans-Hermann Hoppe.
He is a Roman Catholic of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham and a Warden of his College Chapel. He practises shotokan karate and plays the piano (badly). He is a member of the Anglicanorum Coetibus Society, and is Publicity Officer of the Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society. When not in Cambridge, he lives in Lancashire.