Degree in Classics and PhD in Ancient Philosophy, New Hall (now Murray Edwards College), University of Cambridge. After a Research Fellowship at Christ’s College, Cambridge, moved to the Philosophy Department, University of Warwick; 2012, appointed Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, University of Sheffield. Chair, Institute of Art and Ideas Trust; Honorary Patron, Philosophy Foundation; Patron, Philosophy in Schools Project (PEP). Member of the Executive Committee, British Philosophical Association. Has published widely in areas of ancient philosophy and literature, ethics (both theoretical and applied) and political theory, including Plato and the Hero. Contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes, newspaper articles and philosophy websites. Has spoken in the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and the United States Air Force Training Academy and been the guest on both Desert Island Discs and Private Passions.