Philosopher , University of Cambridge
Sandy Grant is a philosopher who teaches at the University of Cambridge. She grew up in the countryside and attended one of England’s cathedral schools before going off to study at Queens’ College, Cambridge. After taking several degrees she started teaching at the University in 1994 as Munro Fellow at Queens’ and giving lectures for undergraduates. In her subsequent academic career she worked principally in Cambridge and London, achieving her goal of having both a Professorial Chair and a baby by the age of forty. Sandy recently became the first philosopher to perform at Latitude Festival. She has also appeared on programmes such as BBC Radio 4’s ‘Start the Week’ and ‘Woman’s Hour’ and regularly writes for publications such as Aeon and Quartz. Her chief philosophical interests have long been to do with an array of questions about freedom.
Showing off is easy to condemn, but is it always bad?
History of ideas
How playing Wittgensteinian language-games can set us free
Pleasure and pain
Philosophers have traditionally been highly suspicious of fleeting pleasures, but to enjoy the moment is a radical act