- 2017 -

December 1st 2017
Discussed Cynic philosophy on BBC Radio 4's My Life as a... series.

November 13th 2017
Gave a lecture at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens (the lecture is co-organised by the National Hellenic Research Foundation, the British School at Athens, and the Institute of Classical Studies in London). Watch the video below:

November 10th 2017
Discussed stoicism on BBC Radio 3's The Verb.

November 6th 2017
Chaired a debate on 'Cultivating Entrepreneurship: the Role of Youth' at the Horasis China Meeting in Sheffield:

October 31st 2017
Explored the philosophical themes of the wall and ceiling paintings in Bolsover Castle, with Dr Crosby Stevens, for English Heritage and Google Arts and Culture:

October 28th-29th 2017
Took part in the Battle of Ideas in London:

  • 12.00: The Nation State in the Modern World

  • 2.00: Footloose Cosmopolitans or Citizens of Nowhere?

October 18th 2017
Took part in a panel discussion in the Festival of the Future City in Bristol (discussing Athenian democracy and its complex relation to philosophy and art).

October 15th 2017
BBC Radio Derby interview about whether we should study dead white philosophers (starts at 1h23m).

October 11th 2017
Took part in panel discussion in Derby on 'Should We Study Dead White Philosophers?' The discussion was a Battle of Ideas Satellite Event run by the East Midlands Salon. 

October 10th 2017
Took part in panel discussion in Sheffield Cathedral on Religion and Atheism: Beyond the Divide.

September 28th 2017
Gave opening keynote at the Ischia International Festival of Philosophy 2017 on Nationhood and Nationalism Today: a Philosophical Perspective.

September 21st 2017
Spoke to Marlborough College Classics Society on 'Democracy, Demagoguery and Plato'.

September 7th 2017
Interviewee on BBC Radio 4's The Ideas That Make Us: Gaia (repeat).

July 8th 2017
Spoke on 'Why Should Philosophy Be Taught in Schools?' at a conference in Birmingham on teaching philosophy in schools.

July 3rd 2017
Richmond University: spoke on 'Due Process and Ethics' as part of the Refugee Tales 2017 walk from Runnymede to Westminster to call for an end to the indefinite detention of refugees and asylum seekers in the U.K.

July 1st 2017
Blackwell's Bookshop Oxford: in conversation with Nigel Warburton in the Philosophy in the Bookshop series. 11:00-12:00.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

29/06/2017 – In Our Time

BBC Radio 4

A discussion of Plato’s Republic.

June 29th 2017
Wellcome Collection, London: took part in a Question Time style debate as part of the programme for the Institute of Ideas Debating Matters National Final.

May 26th 2017
Discussed Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Nietzsche on BBC Radio 3 The Verb for an episode on "Return". Repeated on February 16th 2018.

May 18th 2017
Gave a talk 'Democracy: What Is It and Do We Want It?' in Sheffield as part of the Festival of Arts and Humanities in conjunction with the Festival of Debate. 18:00-19:30.


Gave a keynote in the Scottish Parliament in a public debate on nationhood and nationalism today.

2017-05-11 Angie Hobbs Scottish parliament.jpg

May 11th 2017
In an interview with The Reading Lists, discussed the books – non-fiction and fiction – that have personally meant the most.

April 2017

'The Ideas That Make Us' with Bettany Hughes - Series 5

18th - Episode 2 - Time (postponed: May 29)
20th - Episode 3 - Gaia

April 6th 2017
Gave the keynote 'Socrates, Eros and Magic' at the British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference (Sheffield).

March 24th 2017
Talked on 'Philosophy and the Good Life' to the Hebden Bridge Literary and Scientific Society.

March 16th 2017
Appeared on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme to talk about philosophy in schools.

March 16th 2017
Gave a keynote address at Cranleigh's School Philosophy Conference.

March 11th 2017
Gave a talk for the Arts and Humanities Faculty Showcase in Sheffield:

March 2nd 2017
Spoke on democracy at NamesNotNumbers at the British Library.

January 20th 2017
Discussed the origins of the demagogue in ancient Greece in the first episode of the Stance podcast (24m 40s to 27m 15 s):