2019 Booker Prize Judge
Professor Angie Hobbs is a leading academic.
Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, ethics and political theory, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero. After gaining a degree in Classics and a PhD in Ancient Philosophy from, and conducting a Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge, she moved to the Philosophy Department 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. She contributes regularly to radio, TV and other media, and has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Houses of Parliament, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster Abbey. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Honorary Patron of the Philosophy Foundation and Patron of the Philosophy in Education Project.