About me

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After graduating from Edinburgh in 2012 with a Philosophy and Theology degree, I began work as an English (as a foreign language) teacher in a private language school in London. I was pleased to discover that it was possible to do work that I enjoyed, and I quickly developed a taste for communicating ideas. Nonetheless, it was clear that I had some unfinished business with philosophy. In the Autumn I moved to the Institute of Art and Ideas to put my philosophy degree to use. There I was responsible for producing editorial content as well as researching and recruiting speakers for the 2013 HowTheLightGetsIn philosophy festival. The festival sold over 30,000 tickets and my speakers for the events included Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Ken Livingstone, Baroness Onora O’Neill, and John Ralston Saul. Although I enjoyed my time there, my time at the IAI confirmed that I wanted to continue with teaching as well as philosophy. When the festival ended, I decided to take the plunge and fully commit to both. Since then I have worked as a Philosophy Specialist teacher with the Philosophy Foundation in several schools and as a private tutor for a number of tutoring agencies. In my spare time, I love to read, write, play tennis, listen to classical music and watch films. Although I still have my fair share of challenges, I am grateful for the work I get to do and committed to getting better with each passing day. I like the fact that “work” isn’t a place I go to, but what I do. Instead of always planning for the next vacation, I try to create a working life that I don’t feel the need to escape from.

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