Who is Angie Hobbs?
After A-levels taken at The College of Richard Collyer. Hobbs read Classics at New Hall, Cambridge. She obtained a 2:1 in Part I and a First in Part II, and gained a PhD in Classical Philosophy, also from the University of Cambridge. After a period as a Research Fellow at Christ's College, Cambridge, Hobbs later became Senior Fellow in the Public Understanding of Philosophy and a lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Warwick. She is a specialist in Ancient Greek philosophy, with a particular interest in ethics, political theory, and moral psychology.
On 20 April 2012, the University of Sheffield announced Hobbs' appointment, effective September 2012, as Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy. According to the University of Sheffield, Hobbs' appointment marks the first time a Chair in the Public Understanding of Philosophy has been established in the UK. She is currently working on a translation of Plato's Symposium with a commentary for Oxford University Press.