Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.
Was created the UK's first Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy in 2009.
Honorary Patron of The Philosophy Foundation.
CLICK HERE to read the press release about Angie's role as Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy.
Forthcoming public engagement events
May 25th 2013
Solo talk on Erotic Transformations: The Power of Eros in Plato at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye.
May 26th 2013
Panel debate on The Death of the Hero with Susan Neiman and Ian Blair at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye.
June 11th 2013
Discussion on The Value of Philosophy in the Philosophy in the City The Examined Life conference series, Sheffield.
June 15th 2013
Solo talk on The Erotic Magus: Socrates, Eros, and Magic at the University of Warwick Book Festival. 2.30-3.30pm.
June 27th 2013
Discussion on heroism and the hero in the Iliad at the Showroom Cinema, Sheffield.
Recent public engagement events
April 19th 2013
Talk to the Philosophy Society at Marlborough College.
Short piece on Plato's ethics of flourishing in The Economist Intelligent Life ("The Big Question").
March 21st 2013
Introduced a dramatisation of Socrates' trial at the HUB Westminster, plus a post-performance debate.
February 7th 2013
BBC Radio 4 In Our Time discussion on Epicureanism.
February 4th 2013
'Food waste: how much of it is consumer responsibility?' in the Guardian.
January 11th 2013
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of food waste.
December 21st 2012
BBC Two Westminster Abbey programme at 9pm. Filmed while taking part in the November 14th debate (see below).
December 8th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of the ethics of photojournalism (starts 1.54).
December 4th 2012
Talk to the London Philosophy Club on the Future of Philosophy and the Ethics of Flourishing.
November 28th 2012
Discussion of the Seven Deadly Sins on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour.
November 26th 2012
Talk on 'Plato and Atlantis' for the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society.
November 15th 2012
Philosophers in the Marketplace, a public debate to mark World Philosophy Day and the launch of The Philosophy Shop.
November 14th 2012
Faith and Secularism: the Moral Resourcing of the Nation, a public debate in Westminster Abbey on virtue ethics and celebrity culture (with the Abbey’s Canon Theologian Vernon White, and Professor John Milbank).
November 10th 2012
BBC Radio Scotland interview about the recent child abuse scandals and media and political reaction. Click here to listen (interview starts 20 minutes and 30 seconds in).
October 25th 2012
Introduced Peter Worley's The If Odyssey at the British Museum.
October 21st 2012
Keynote speaker at the Centenary Meeting of the Philosophy Society of England, discussing the current state of philosophy, both within and without the academy (took place in Malmesbury in conjunction with the Hobbes Philosophy Festival, the main festival of Malmesbury's PhilosophyTown project):
September 8th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of French education minister's proposal for secular morality lessons in schools (starts 8.46).
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of genetic screening with Professor Julian Savanescu.
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of the morality of taxation.
Podcast for Warwick Knowledge on whether sportspeople can be heroes.
Recorded video for the new Institute of Education MA in Independent Student Enquiry.
Took part in discussion of Plato’s Republic and Symposium at the Hay Literary Festival (with Bettany Hughes and Paul Cartledge).
Took part in a discussion of The Greek Idea at the Hay Literary Festival (with Bettany Hughes, Tom Holland and Paul Cartledge).
Took part in a discussion of time at the Hay Philosophy Festival HowTheLightGetsIn (with Jim Al-Khalili, Raymond Tallis and Craig Bourne) and also chaired a debate on The Philosopher’s Dream (with Robert Rowland Smith, Barry C. Smith and Adrian Moore).
Spoke on Plato and Atlantis at the Leamington Looks Back Festival.
BBC Radio 3 Nightwaves discussion of sport and human enhancement.
May 11th 2012
Interview with the Yorkshire Post on my appointment as Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at Sheffield University.
Keynote speaker at the Philosophy and Education conference at Rugby School (talks put online on July 5th 2012).
BBC Radio 4 In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on Neoplatonism (with Peter Adamson and Anne Sheppard).
BBC Radio 4 Today programme (discussion of some new research purporting to demonstrate a decline in honesty and integrity).