Professor of Classics , King's College London
Edith Hall is professor in the Department of Classics and Centre for Hellenic Studies at King’s College London. She has published more than 20 books, broadcasts frequently on radio and television, and publishes widely in mainstream and academic journals and newspapers. Her latest book is Aristotle’s Way (2018).
Meaning and the good life
Why read Aristotle today?
Modern self-help draws heavily on Stoic philosophy. But Aristotle was better at understanding real human happiness
History of ideas
Speak to the shoemaker
Philosophy need not be arcane, argued Aristotle, as he led by example, writing treatises for peers and public alike
Classics for the people
A classical education was never just for the elite, but was a precious and inspiring part of working-class British life