Angie Hobbs
Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, University of Sheffield

Angie Hobbs gained a first-class degree in Classics and a Ph.D. in ancient philosophy at the University of Cambridge. After undertaking a research fellowship at Christ’s College, Cambridge, she moved to the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. In 2012 she was appointed professor of the public understanding of philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her. 

Professor Hobbs’s chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, and ethics and political theory. She has published widely in these areas, including authoring a book, “Plato and the Hero: Courage, Manliness and the Impersonal Good,” published by Cambridge University Press in 2000. She contributes regularly to radio and TV programs and other media. She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey, alongside featuring as a guest on “Desert Island Discs,” “Private Passions” and “Test Match Special” on BBC Radio.

Professor Hobbs was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize 2019, and was nominated to serve as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Values, Ethics and Innovation for the 2018-2019 term.