A. C. Grayling

New College of the Humanities; University of Oxford

A. C. Grayling is master of the New College of the Humanities in London and a supernumerary fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.

He has written and edited over 20 books on philosophy and other subjects. These include Ideas That Matter, Liberty in the Age of Terror, and To Set Prometheus Free.

For several years Grayling wrote the "Last Word" column for the Guardian newspaper and now writes a column for The Times of London. In addition, he sits on the editorial boards of several academic journals, and for nearly ten years was the honorary secretary of the principal British philosophical association, the Aristotelian Society.

Grayling is a past chairman of June Fourth, a human rights group concerned with China, and is a representative to the UN Human Rights Council for the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He was a fellow of the World Economic Forum for several years, and a member of its C-100 group on relations between the West and the Islamic world.

Last Updated: September 15, 2017