Aeon Magazine is an online magazine about nature, culture and ideas. We launched in London in September 2012, championing bold thinking and fine writing. Every weekday we publish a long-form essay, free to all. You can see a selection of Aeon Magazine's most popular essays here. In November we launched Aeon Film, which screens contemporary and classic short documentaries.
World Views takes on contemporary culture clashes, ancient philosophical conundrums and the many ways in which our beliefs shape experience.
Nature & Cosmos looks through the eyes of cutting-edge scientists, explorers and other attentive observers to bring the universe’s myriad patterns into focus.
Being Human puts our own nature under the microscope, comparing insights from psychology, anatomy, evolutionary theory and simple introspection.
Living Together searches for fresh lessons and hopeful developments in the greatest and most complicated of human projects, co-existence.
Altered States explores ritual, play, recreation and imagination: whatever it takes to get beyond the everyday world.
Aeon welcome letters, comments and article pitches. You can find all our contact details and guidelines on our contact page.
Managing Director and Co-founder
Paul has a background in finance and graduate qualifications in psychology and comparative religion. He has a particular interest in applying philosophy to everyday life. With the Aeon team he is developing several new projects including an interactive on-line forum.
Editor and Co-founder
Brigid has a PhD in history and has taught environmental history, history of science and world history at various universities. She also has a graduate degree in anthropology and development studies from University College London. Brigid takes great pleasure in working closely with her writers and fellow editors on their craft. She can be found on twitter @brigidhains.
Ed spent five years at The Daily Telegraph before moving to the Middle East to work on The National, where he was deputy editor on the Review section. He is interested in the philosophy of science, the history of political thought, and novels in which a dreamer wakes into a world transformed. He can be found on Twitter @ejklake.
Ross is the former Science Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has written extensively about science and philosophy for several magazine publications, including The Atlantic, The Economist and Scientific American. His main interests are deep time, space science, and the phenomenology of nature. He lives in Washington, DC and can be found on Twitter @andersen.
Marina is a former arts editor of the New Statesman magazine and deputy arts editor of the Evening Standard newspaper in London. Among her books, Living at the End of the World (1998) looked at modern end-time cults, Rocket Dreams (2003) offered an off-beat elegy to the Space Age, and Last Days in Babylon (2007) told the story of the Jews of Iraq. Marina has an ongoing interest in the culture of science and in multi-faith dialogue. She can be found on Twitter @marinab52.
Kellen studied Film and Russian & East European studies at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He has worked at the Tribeca Film Festival as assistant to the artistic director and as an associate programmer. More recently, he spent three years as the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He is now based in Brooklyn where he is producing several feature-length narratives and documentaries.
Andy studied philosophy at the University of Ulster. Prior to working at Aeon he has worked for The Times, the BBC and various other national media in the UK. He is interested in documentary photography, Kierkegaard and Peanuts.
Sam Dresser studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in political philosophy and the history of atheism, and likes to take long walks to places he doesn’t particularly want to be. He can be found on Twitter @SmDrssr.
Nabeelah studied History at Oxford and trained as a journalist at City University, London. She was a Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal and her work has been published in the New Statesman, The Guardian, FT Weekend and The Times Literary Supplement. She is interested in gender, the history of religions and classic children’s fiction.
Elena studied English at Sofia University in Bulgaria and graduated in English from Queen’s University, Belfast. She worked as an academic book publisher at Hodder Headline before training as a journalist at City University, London. Since then she has worked for national newspapers in the UK including The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. She reviews fiction, laughs at puns and likes short sentences.