Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Author of Plato's Republic: A Ladybird Expert Book (February 7th 2019).
Honorary Patron of The Philosophy Foundation.
Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation for the 2018-9 term.
WATCH BELOW Angie and Dr Crosby Stevens explore the philosophical themes of the wall and ceiling paintings in Bolsover Castle, for English Heritage and Google Arts and Culture:
CLICK HERE to watch Angie's lectures on Zeno from An Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy on iTunes U Sheffield University.
CLICK HERE to watch Angie's lectures on Heraclitus and Parmenides from An Introduction to the History of Western Philosophy on iTunes U Sheffield University.
Forthcoming public engagement events
September 7th 2019
Taking part in a panel discussion, “Philosophy in the Bookshop - Bryan Magee: Reflections of a Philosopher”, at Blackwell’s Bookshop, Oxford. 11am.
October 22nd 2019
Giving a talk on Plato's Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book, followed by a book-signing, as part of the Off the Shelf Festival. 7pm.
Recent public engagement events
“The Erotic Magus: Ficino’s De amore as a Guide to Plato’s Symposium” in Platonism and its Legacy, edited by John F Finamore and Tomáš Nejeschleba. The Prometheus Trust in association with the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies.
July 25th 2019
Discussed the Spartans on The Forum, BBC World Service.
July 4th 2019
Took part in a panel discussion on ‘Classics in the 21st century’ at Senate House in London.
June 21st 2019
Gave a talk on ‘Ethical Agency and Indefinite Detention’ at the Migration Matters Festival in Sheffield.
June 20th 2019
Discussed the Mytilenaean Debate on BBC Radio 4 In Our Time:
May 30th 2019
Discussed Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book at the Hay Literary Festival:
May 25th 2019
Interviewed about judging the Man Booker International Prize for Egyptian website ida2at.com.
May 21st 2019
Man Booker International Presentation:
April 29th 2019
Interviewed by Christy O’Brien, a trainee journalist at Sheffield University, for ‘Sheffield taking the lead in welcoming refugees’:
April 5th 2019
Discussed Leonard Cohen (and recited a poem by Lorca) on BBC Radio 3 The Verb. Recorded live for the BBC Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead on March 30th 2019.
January 15th - February 26th 2019
Appeared in six episodes of a new Cosmote TV series on Ancient Greek Philosophers (interviews in English):
Episode 4 – Knowledge & Ideas
Episode 5 – Justice
Episode 6 – The Good Life
Episode 8 – The Soul
Episode 9 – Friendship
Episode 10 – The Legacy
February 22nd 2019
Discussed moral luck on BBC Radio 4 in Archive on 4: Good Luck Professor Spiegelhalter. (Originally broadcast on January 6th 2018.)
December 31st 2018
Discussed heroism on BBC Radio 4 Beyond Belief.
October 20-21st 2018
Spoke at a weekend school The Philosophy of Art in Classical Greece in Oxford, run by Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education.
20th at 15.00 'The Harmonious Life: Beauty, Mathematics and Goodness'
21st at 9.30 'Plato and the Poets'
October 5th 2018
BBC Radio Sheffield: Discussed the new Sheffield branch of Philosophy in Pubs.
August 18th 2018
Took part in 'Is the Nation State in Decline?' on BBC World Service's The Real Story with Carrie Grace.
August 9th 2018
'Wake up! Foucault's warning to us all' (on what Foucault might think of social media) for BBC Ideas:
August 1st 2018
Contributor to The Bermuda Triangle Enigma (Channel 5) – Episode 3: Secrets of the Deep.
June 6th 2018
Interviewed for the Irish Examiner: 'Rethinking philosophy for students':
May 4th 2018
Spoke on 'Euthyphro's Dilemma: God, the Good and the Role of Philosophy' with Years 10-13 at the Philosophy and Religion Enrichment Day at Sheffield Cathedral:
March 8th 2018
Gave the 2018 Francis Bacon Lecture on 'Nationhood and Nationalism Today: a Philosophical Perspective' at the University of Hertfordshire:
February 16th 2018
Discussed Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Nietzsche on BBC Radio 3 The Verb for an episode on "Return" (repeat from May 2017):
January 6th 2018
Discussed moral luck on BBC Radio 4's Archive on 4: Good Luck Professor Spiegelhalter: