Anthony Grayling is a philosopher and author. He is Master of the New College of Humanities, an independent undergraduate college which he founded in 2011. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford and formerly Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, London.
He has written and edited over thirty books including; The Good Book, The Meaning of Things, Ideas that Matter, Liberty in the Age of Terror and The Refutation of Scepticism.
He was a columnist for The Guardian and is a regular contributor to The New Statesman, The Observer, and Literary Review amongst others and appears frequently on BBC Radio4, Radio3 and World Service.
He is an active proponent of Human Rights and Vice President of the British Humanist Association. In 2014 he chaired the Man Booker Prize.
His latest book The Challenge of Things was published in March 2015.