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Professor Angie Hobbs

Kirsty Young talks to Angie Hobbs, professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield.

Kirsty Young's castaway is Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield - a role which has brought her to the attention of a large audience.

Brought up in Surrey, she was the youngest of three children. Her older sister died when Angie was just 11 years old. To begin with, she did not flourish at school, but went on to earn a place at Cambridge where she gained a first class degree in Classics and subsequently a doctorate. A career in academia has followed - after many years at the University of Warwick, she moved, in 2012, to the University of Sheffield.

Producer: Isabel Sargent.

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45 minutes

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Fri 6 Feb 2015 09:00

Music Played

  • Patti Smith

    Because the Night

    • Easter.
    • Arista.
  • Robin Stapleton

    Comin' Thro' the Rye

    • NOT APPLICABLE.
    • Especially Recorded for Desert Island Discs.
  • Brian Johnston & Henry Blofield

    Botham's Ashes – Headingly Test 1981

    • BBC SPORTS ARCHIVE /NOT AVAILABLE COMMERCIALLY.
    • BBC.
  • CASTAWAY'S FAVOURITE

    • Ludwig van Beethoven

      Beethoven Symphony No 7 – 2nd movement

      Performer: Herbert von Karajan. Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
      • Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 4 & 7.
      • Deutsche Grammophon.
  • Nina Simone

    Feeling Good

    • Feeling Good – The Very Best of Nina Simone.
    • MERCURY.
  • The Rolling Stones

    Wild Horses

    • Sticky Fingers.
    • Virgin.
  • Leonard Cohen

    Take this Longing

    • Leonard Cohen’s Greatest Hits.
    • Columbia.
  • Thomas Tallis

    Spem in Alium

    Performer: Tallis Scholars. Performer: Peter Phillips.
    • Spem in Alium.
    • Gimell.
  • BOOK CHOICE

    The collected poems of W B Yeats

  • LUXURY ITEM

    A harp with teach yourself books and plenty of strings

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Angie Hobbs
Producer Isabel Sargent

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