Angie Hobbs gained a First Class Honours Degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship in Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department at the University of Warwick; in 2012 she was appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her. Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, ethics (both theoretical and applied) and political theory, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (Cambridge University Press). She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes, newspaper articles, videos and podcasts; she lectures and gives talks around the world. In recent years she has spoken in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the United States Air Force Training Academy (USAFA) in Colorado. In September 2013 she was Michael Berkeley’s guest on Private Passions, and in February 2015 was Kirsty Young’s guest on Desert Island Discs.
Angie is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chair of the Institute of Art and Ideas Trust, an Honorary Patron of The Philosophy Foundation and an Advisory Council member of the Speakers’ Corner Trust.
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