Angus Kennedy
convenor, The Academy; author, Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination

Angus Kennedy is convenor of the IoI’s educational initiative The Academy, which he established in 2011 as a modest attempt to demonstrate – over four days of reading and discussion – what university should be like and so rarely is. He is interested in and writes on the philosophy of freedom and is the author of Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination.

Angus has MAs in Classics from Christ Church, Oxford, in Linguistics from Birkbeck College London, as well as an MPhil in Artificial Intelligence from Dundee University. He works in information technology management consultancy and is currently co-editing (with James Panton) a collection of essays from this year’s Academy provisionally titled The Rise and Decline of the Self: a critique of contemporary forms of alienation. He is also working on a new book Borders: the foundation of freedom and security (forthcoming, Imprint Academic, 2018).