Robert Rowland Smith Presented by the School of Life
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.
In recent years, Robert has spoken at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Hayward Gallery, the French Institute, and the London School of Economics. He has written for The Independent, been profiled in The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, contributed to books on philosophy for children, and broadcast for BBC Radio 3.
Robert now divides his time between consulting, writing, and giving talks about the philosophy of life.