professor of the public understanding of philosophy, University of Sheffield
Angie Hobbs gained a degree in classics and a PhD in ancient philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After a research fellowship at Christ’s College, 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. Her chief interests are in ethics and political theory, ancient philosophy and literature, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (CUP). She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special.
She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, honorary patron of the Philosophy Foundation and patron of the Philosophy in Education project. Outside academia, she has many interests, including theatre, music, walking, swimming and many sports, especially cricket.