Key Speakers




A. C. Grayling is the Master of the New College of the Humanities and until 2011 was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London. He has written over 30 books in several areas of philosophy including ‘Against All Gods’, ‘The Good Book’ and ‘The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life’. He is well known for the view that philosophy should play a useful role in contemporary society and is a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association.



English comedian, Natalie Haynes has performed several live shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and across the country. Natalie studied Classics at Cambridge University and developed a keen interest in Ancient history, and is the author of ‘The Ancient Guide to Modern Life’, published in 2010.




Gregory Currie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of York and works extensively on the philosophy of mind, language and art.





Stephen Law is an English philosopher and senior lecturer at Heythrop College, University of London. He also edits the philosophical journal Think, which is published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and aimed at the general public.