Angie Hobbs is Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.  Her chief interests are in ancient philosophy, and ethics and political theory from classical thought to the present, and she has published widely in these areas, including Plato and the Hero (C.U.P).  Her most recent publication for the general public is Plato’s Republic: a Ladybird Expert Book, and Why Plato Matters is being published by Bloomsbury in 2025.  She contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and other media around the world, including 26 appearances on In Our Time on BBC Radio 4.  She has spoken at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the Athens Democracy Forum, the Houses of Parliament in London, the Scottish Parliament, Westminster Abbey and been the guest on Desert Island Discs, Private Passions and Test Match Special.   

She was a judge of the Man Booker International Prize 2019 (now the Booker International Prize) and was on the World Economic Forum Global Future Council 2018-9 for Values, Ethics and Innovation.