Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith

Philosophy Slam: Bringing Meaning to Life

Speaker's biography

Robert Rowland Smith spent the first part of his career as a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and the second as a partner in a leading firm of management consultants.

He has published on philosophy, literature and psychoanalysis, including Derrida and Autobiography; and is the author of two books, ‘Breakfast with Socrates’ and the follow up ‘Driving with Plato.’  He has lectured at universities throughout the UK, France, Norway, and California; in the 1990s the British Council invited him on a lecture tour of the new Europe. He was closely involved with the Amnesty Lectures that brought the world’s most famous thinkers to Oxford, and was fortunate enough to count Jacques Derrida among his friends.