Media and Public Engagement

 

A selection of Angie's media appearances
and public engagement

(Includes: television, radio, podcasts, press, live).

 
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October 30th 2015
Gave a talk on 'Heraclitus, Identity and Change' at
The Pursuit of Knowledge Conference at Worksop College.

Battle of Ideas 2015
Saturday October 17th 14.00-15.30: took part in a panel debate 'A Trivial Pursuit: Is Happiness Good for You?
Sunday October 18th 10.00: solo talk 'Plato: The Republic'.

09/10/2015

Took part in a special recording of Radio 3's The Verb to mark National Poetry Day, discussing Wallace Stevens' debt to Plato (begins at 13:56):

September 2015
Frie Skoler interview on the value of philosophy in education.

September 28th 2015
Took part in two events at the Names Not Numbers festival in Oxford:
A panel discussion for the FT Weekend Breakfast: 'How to Find Meaning in the Modern World'.
A solo lunch talk: 'The Ethics of Money'.

September 25th 2015
Guested on BBC Radio 3's live broadcast of the BBC Concert Orchestra's 'Human Story' concert, as part of Radio 3's 'Why Music?' event at Wellcome Collection.

September 18th 2015
Interviewed about the Presocratics on Five Books.

September 5th 2015
Took part in a discussion of the migration crisis on the Today programme (starts 1.53.40).

August 12th 2015
Interviewee and script consultant on Genius of the Ancient World: Socrates.

 

JULY 2015 - A HISTORY OF IDEAS

BBC Radio 4

20/07/2015 - How Should We Live Together?
23/07/2015 - Plato's Philosopher Kings

 

July 1st 2015
Took part in a panel discussion and workshop What is the Meaning of Work? organised by the London Strategy Unit at The Trampery.

June 28th 2015
'We owe Greece a cultural debt, classicists say', a letter written with Bettany Hughes in support of the Greek people, with a number of notable signatories, appeared as the lead letter in the Telegraph.

 
CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


26/05/2015 - THE FORUM

BBC World Service

A discussion of myth.

 

 

22/05/2015
Chaired Fantasy and Reality with Colin Blakemore, Richard K. Morgan, and Fiona Shaw.

23/05/2015
Panellist in Thinking Dangerously, Living Differently on the role of philosophy in our lives with Adrian Moore and Mark Vernon.

24/05/2015
Panellist in Forgetting to be Me with Margaret Heffernan, Mark Rowlands, and David Malone.


 

29/04/2015 - The Quizeum

CLICK HERE to watch on BBC iPlayer.

CLICK HERE to watch on BBC iPlayer.

 

April 18th 2015
Discussion of philosophical notions of a/the 'good life' on BBC Radio 4's Campaign Sidebar with Hugo Rifkind. 11.00.

April 11th 2015
Interview for the Yorkshire Post: My Yorkshire.

February 12th 2015
Took part in a discussion of the morality of tax avoidance on BBC Radio 4's PM programme (discussion starts 17 minutes in).


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

01/02/2015 - Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4


DECEMBER 2014

'The Ideas That Make Us' with Bettany Hughes - Series 3

15th - Episode 1 - Psyche
17th - Episode 3 - Irony
19th - Episode 5 - Virtue

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

November 29th 2014
Took part in a conference on 
Stoicism Today at Queen Mary, University of London.


November 20th 2014
To mark World Philosophy Day, s
poke on identity and change on the Philosophy Bus in a Philosophy Foundation event, and took the part of Plato in a recreation of Raphael's The School of Athens on the steps of St. Paul's Cathedral (organised by The Idler Academy):


NOVEMBER 2014

BBC Radio 4

10/11/2014 - What Does it Mean to be Free?
11/11/2014 - Positive and Negative Freedom

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17/11/2014 - Why Are Things Beautiful?

21/11/2014 - Beauty and Morality
24/11/2014 - How Can I Tell Right from Wrong?
28/11/2014 - The Value of Conscience

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


September 9th 2014
Keynote address to the British Postgraduate Philosophy Society in Leeds: The Uses and Abuses of Philosophy.


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

06/09/2014 - No More Heroes?

Archive on 4 (BBC Radio 4)

Writer and presenter. Selected for Radio 4's Pick of the Week on Sunday 7th September. It was also chosen as 'Pick of the Week' in the Saturday Telegraph, and 'Pick of the Day' in the Saturday Times, Sunday Times, Saturday Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Saturday Independent and Radio Times.


13/08/2014 - The Birth of Love

BBC Radio 4

Selected for Radio 4's Pick of the Week on Sunday 17th August (starts at 6m 50s).

 

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


June 28th 2014
Spoke on erotic power at the Opening Weekend (June 28-29) of the Festival of Love at Southbank Centre:


June 7th 2014
Appeared on Radio 4 Today discussing heroism in warfare.


May 25th 2014
The Greatest Adventure : Panel discussion of romantic love.

May 24th 2014
Philosophy Bites Back : Panel discussion of whether science has made philosophy redundant.

CLICK HERE to watch on the IAI website.

CLICK HERE to watch on the IAI website.

CLICK HERE to watch on the IAI website.

CLICK HERE to watch on the IAI website.

May 26th 2014
Fantasies and LiesPanel discussion of myth and fantasy.


May 14th 2014
Was interviewed for an article on Plato and the Atlantis legend for Lithuanian journal Prie Kavos:


May 10th 2014
Gave a couple of talks on Plato on Fame and Status at the Royal Court Theatre in London in conjunction with the new production of Birdland:


April 9th 2014
Spoke on Who Lied? Classical Heroism and World War 1 at the Classics and Classicists in World War 1 Conference in Leeds (8th-10th April):


March 8th 2014
Gave a talk on how ancient Greek philosophy can help bridge any faith/secularism divide at Malvern Science and Faith  weekend.


22/02/2014 - Science and Morality

Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4)

Discussed the relationship between science and moral decision-making (interview starts at 25.30).

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

January 2014

'The Ideas That Make Us' with Bettany Hughes - Series 2

30th - Episode 4 - Wisdom


02/01/2014 - Plato's Symposium

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

A discussion of Plato's Symposium with Richard Hunter (Regius Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge) and Frisbee Sheffield (Director of Studies in Philosophy at Christ's College, University of Cambridge).

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.



December 28th 2013
Guest on Radio 4 Saturday Live.


November 25th 2013
Took part in a Radio 4 Today programme discussion of the 'Live Like a Stoic Week' project being led by Professor Chris Gill.


November 20th 2013
To mark the UNESCO-led World Philosophy Day, introduced the Philosophy Foundation teaching session in the House of Commons. (Read a summary of the event on the Air Force Amazons blog.)


October 30th 2013
Tolerating Intolerance - Public debate: Sheffield Salon in association with Off The Shelf.

October 4th 2013
Gave the Archdeacon Johnson Lecture at Oakham School (Uppingham and Oundle Schools also attended). 


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

September 2013

'The Ideas That Make Us' with Bettany Hughes - Series 1

17th - Episode 2 - Fame
18th - Episode 3 - Love
20th - Episode 5 - Justice

Part of the discussion of Fame was selected for BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week on September 22nd.


September 16th 2013
Spoke on The Ethics of Money  for the Winchester Kitchen Dancers WI.

September 8th 2013
BBC Radio 3 Private Passions  interview with Michael Berkeley. Excerpt listed for Pick of the Week on Radio 4 (Sunday 8th). RIGHT-CLICK HERE to download, or listen below.


19/08/2013 - Monogamy and the Rules of Love

BBC Radio 4

Also broadcast on December 4th.

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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


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August 2013

'Revealing the World Afresh'

New Philosopher #1 - Freedom

Article for the first edition of the New Philosopher  magazine in Australia and New Zealand.

Magazine launched August 3rd at the Byron Bay Writers' Festival.


July 21st 2013
Gave lecture on Nature, convention and society in Plato's Republic for the Academy of the Institute of Ideas Summer School.


19/07/2013

CLICK HERE to watch video on the Ideas Roadshow website.

CLICK HERE to watch video on the Ideas Roadshow website.

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CLICK HERE to download PDF.


July 13th 2013
Solo talk on The Erotic Magus: Socrates, Eros, and Magic  for The Wapping Project.

June 15th 2013
Solo talk on The Erotic Magus: Socrates, Eros, and Magic at the University of Warwick Book Festival.


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

28/05/2013 - Philip Hoare, Morality and the Law, Andrew Upton

Night Waves (BBC Radio 3)

Discussion of the ethics of tax avoidance.


25/05/2013

Solo talk on Erotic Transformations: The Power of Eros in Plato  at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye.

26/05/2013

Panel debate on The Death of the Hero with Ian Blair and Polly Morland at HowTheLightGetsIn Philosophy Festival in Hay on Wye.


May/June 2013 - The Big Question

The Economist Intelligent Life

Short piece on Plato's ethics of flourishing in The Economist Intelligent Life.

 

CLICK HERE to read the article online.

CLICK HERE to read the article online.


April 19th 2013
Talk to the Philosophy Society at Marlborough College.

March 21st 2013
Introduced a dramatisation of Socrates' trial -
Socrates Now: What defines a citizen of the 21st Century? - at the HUB Westminster, plus a post-performance debate.


March 20th 2013
Interview with Sheffield University's Your University alumni magazine:

CLICK HERE to read the interview.

CLICK HERE to read the interview.


March 14th 2013
Introductory talk on Socrates before a dramatisation of Socrates’ Trial (based on Plato’s Apology) staged by the Elliniko Theatro Company from Athens at the Mossbourne Academy, Hackney (part of the Socrates Now project).


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

07/02/2013 - Epicureanism

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on Epicureanism (with David Sedley and James Warren).


04/02/2013

Food waste: how much of it is consumer responsibility? (The Guardian)

Food waste: how much of it is consumer responsibility? (The Guardian)


January 11th 2013
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of food waste.



December 21st 2012
BBC Two Westminster Abbey programme (filmed November 14th - see below).

December 8th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of the ethics of photojournalism.

December 4th 2012
Talk to the London Philosophy Club on the Future of Philosophy and the Ethics of Flourishing.


28/11/2012 - Seven Deadly Sins

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


November 26th 2012
Talk on 'Plato and Atlantis' for the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society.


15/11/2012

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).


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CLICK HERE for the BBC website.

10/11/2012

BBC Radio Scotland

Interview about the recent child abuse scandals and media and political reaction.


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'sPhilosophyTown project):


October 17th 2012
Spoke on Aristotle's Politics at Off the Shelf Festival, Sheffield.


October 11th-12th 2012
Gave the annual Joseph A. Reich, Sr., Distinguished Lecture on War, Morality and the Military Professionat the US Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs; I spoke on ‘Courage and Risk’.


September 28th 2012
Discussed my research and public engagement work at the Festival of the Mind in Sheffield:


September 19th 2012
At the invitation of the Mayor of Newham, took part in the closing debate of the Cultural Olympiad at Stratford Picturehouse: Is Religion Redundant in Modern Society? (with the Rev. Lucy Winkett and Claire Fox).

September 8th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of French education minister's proposal for secular morality lessons in schools (starts 8.46).

August 18th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of genetic screening with Professor Julian Savanescu.

July 28th 2012
BBC Radio 4 Today programme discussion of the morality of taxation.



27/07/2012 - The philosophy of sporting enhancement

Warwick Knowledge

A podcast for Warwick Knowledge on whether sportspeople can be heroes.


June 22nd 2012
Recorded video for the new Institute of Education MA in Independent Student Enquiry.

June 8th 2012
Took part in discussion of Plato’s Republic and Symposium at the Hay Literary Festival (with Bettany Hughes and Paul Cartledge).

June 7th 2012
Took part in a discussion of The Greek Idea at the Hay Literary Festival (with Bettany Hughes, Tom Holland and Paul Cartledge).


02/06/2012 - How the Light Gets In

Hay Philosophy Festival

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).


May 31st 2012
Spoke on Plato and Atlantis at the Leamington Looks Back Festival.

May 17th 2012
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.

May 8th 2012
Keynote speaker at the Philosophy and Education conference at Rugby School (talks put online on July 5th 2012).


19/04/2012 - Neoplatonism

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on Neoplatonism (with Peter Adamson and Anne Sheppard).

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


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25/01/2012 - 'Detachment' behind fall in integrity

Today (BBC Radio 4)

Discussion of some new research purporting to demonstrate a decline in honesty and integrity.

 



CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

29/12/2011 - Serious New Year Resolutions

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour (10.00-10.45) with Jenni Murray (discussion of New Year's resolutions with Merryn Somerset Webb).


08/12/2011 - Heraclitus

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

With Melvyn Bragg.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

18/11/2011 - Malmesbury: The Philosophy Town

BBC Radio 4

Interviewed by Mark Whitaker.


20/10/2011 - Women’s Rights vs Business Survival

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

Discussed proposed changes to parental rights with Alice Thompson.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


15/10/2011 - Plato on Fame

Warwick Knowledge


06/09/2011 - Debate on the London Riots

Today (BBC Radio 4)

Excerpts from a web-streamed debate on the England Riots in Birmingham.

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CLICK HERE for the National Geographic website.

26/06/2011 - Finding Atlantis

National Geographic

20.00 on-screen contributor in 'Finding Atlantis' on National Geographic International.


23/06/2011 - Philosophers and Philosophy for Children

LSE Public lectures podcast

 


28/05/2011 - Blinded by the Light

HowTheLightGetsIn

Panel discussion of metaphor with Simon Armitage and Don Cupitt at Hay-on-Wye Philosophy festival, HowTheLightGetsIn.

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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

23/05/2011 - Start the Week

BBC Radio 4

On heroes and heroism.


19/05/2011 - The Open Secret

Night Waves (BBC Radio 3)

Discussion of "open secrets" and freedom of expression.

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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

06/03/2011, 13/03/2011 - In Doubt We Trust

BBC Radio 4

Interviewee for In Doubt We Trust with Mark Vernon. Two parts: part one, part two.


27/01/2011 - Aristotle's Poetics

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

Discussion of Aristotle's Poetics with Melvyn Bragg (3.5 million "on the day" listeners).

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


28/02/2011 - RSA Debate: A Future Fair for All?

The Whole Show (LBC)

Took part in a live radio debate on the concept of fairness at the Royal Society of Arts.

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CLICK HERE to access the recording.


CLICK HERE to watch on the Guardian website.

CLICK HERE to watch on the Guardian website.

03/01/2011 - The Philosophy of Fairness

The Guardian

Filmed interview on the philosophy of fairness for the Guardian for their "People and power" strand, in which they get thinkers to talk about issues of ethics, politics and society. The video received praise from Charlotte Holloway of the LSE and organiser of the Rerum Causae Philosophy Conference, and a student who emailed Angie with:

'I very much enjoyed your video on the Guardian website on the importance of the study of philosophy. It actually made me think more about the relevance of my philosophical studies to my future career.'

02/01/2011 - Colour

The Forum (BBC World Service)

Discussion on colour with Bridget Kendall, Guy Orban, and Paul Butler (40 million "on the day" listeners).

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.



08/11/2010 - Philosopher Angie Hobbs on Heroes (Free Thinking 2010)

Night Waves (BBC Radio 3)

A recording of the talk given on the 6th of November at the Radio 3 Free Thinking festival, on heroes and heroism.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

27/10/2010 - Where have all the female philosophers gone?

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

Discussion about women in philosophy in the UK (4 million "on the day" listeners).


11/10/2010 - What is Fairness?

Today (BBC Radio 4)

Wrote and presented an essay on the philosophy of fairness on BBC Radio 4 Today  programme.

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CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


CLICK HERE to watch on The University of Warwick website.

CLICK HERE to watch on The University of Warwick website.

06/10/2010 - The Utopian Conundrum

Thinking Aloud (University of Warwick)

Recorded podcast on utopianism with Warwick Doctoral researcher Nazry Bahrawi for the Warwick 'Thinking Aloud' series.


02/06/2010

Atlantis: The Evidence (Timewatch)

On-contributor on BBC 2 Timewatch documentary Atlantis: The Evidence with Bettany Hughes.

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28/05/2010

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

Appeared on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour (10.30).


09/05/2010 - Philosophers' football

Took part in a (loosely interpreted!) re-enactment of Monty Python’s Philosophers’ Football Match in North London, organised by the Philosophy Shop (now the Philosophy Foundation), and filmed by Sky, including interviews and podcasts for Sky and the Philosophers’ Magazine.

'In the second half we put her up front, and she didn't seem to realise what 'up front' means. But that's Angie.'
CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube.

CLICK HERE to watch on YouTube.


06/03/2010 - Censorship in Utopia

Warwick TEDx

Warwick TEDx filmed talk on 'Censorship in Utopia'.


17/01/2010 - A World of Ideas

The Forum (BBC World Service)

Presented BBC World Service's The Forum - A World of Ideas.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


2010 - Philosophy for the Curious, Ethics for the Curious

Audiobooks

Contributed to audiobooks by Mark Vernon, available on iTunes: Philosophy for the Curious and Ethics for the Curious.



CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

19/11/2009 - Sparta

In Our Time (BBC Radio 4)

BBC Radio 4 In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg on Sparta (with Paul Cartledge and Edith Hall)3.5 million 'on the day' listeners, plus i-player and podcast downloads.


15/10/2009 - Philosophy Matters

Woman's Hour (BBC Radio 4)

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.

CLICK HERE to listen on the BBC website.


06/10/2009 - Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy

University of Warwick podcasts