Angie Hobbs is Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield, a position created for her in 2012 and the first of its kind in the U.K. (and, as far as can be ascertained, the world). Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy and literature, ethics (both theoretical and applied) and political theory. Her published work includes Plato and the Hero.
Professor Hobbs contributes regularly to the press and media and to philosophy websites and lectures around the world. She also engages in a variety of public and civic work in the U.K and abroad and addresses contemporary challenges such as the ethics of war, the ethics of money, how best to promote inter-faith and faith-secular dialogue and the notion of fairness.
Professor Hobbs is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Chair of the Institute of Art and Ideas Trust, an Honorary Patron of The Philosophy Foundation and one of the Town Philosophers for Malmesbury PhilosophyTown.