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
May 29/30th 2019
Discussing Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book at the Hay Literary Festival.
Recent public engagement events
April 5th 2019
Discussed Leonard Cohen (and reciting a poem by Lorca) on BBC Radio 3 The Verb at 22:00. Recorded live for the BBC Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead on March 30th 2019.
March 30th 2019
Discussed Leonard Cohen in a live recording of The Verb for the BBC Free Thinking festival at Sage Gateshead. Programme to be broadcast on Radio 3 Friday 5th April 22:00.
March 21st 2019
Discussed Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book at Warwick Books.
March 2nd 2019
Discussed Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book with Nigel Warburton at Blackwell’s Bookshop in Oxford.
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
October 20-21st 2018
Spoke at a weekend school ThePhilosophy 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.
September 29th 2018
Took part in panel discussion ‘Curiosity or Certainty: What drives cultural judgement?’ at Names Not Numbers in Oxford.
August 2018 - A History of Ideas (repeats from 2014)
BBC Radio 4
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 Secrets of the Bermuda Triangle (Channel 5).
June 6th 2018
Gave the J.P. Barron Memorial Lecture at the Institute of Classical Studies in London, on Socrates, Eros and Magic.
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:
NEW: Video of lecture given at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens (November 13 2017):
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).
NEW: Video of Battle of Ideas in London (October 28 2017) 'Footloose Cosmopolitans or Citizens of Nowhere':