Public Stuff

Here are some things that are aimed at a more general, non-specialist audience. These are a bit more accessible than my published papers, and don’t require any prior knowledge of philosophy or psychology.



  • I have been interviewed here, by Mike Livemore about my work. We talk about attention, perception, species, scientific concepts, and Jaffa Cakes. This podcast is aimed at a general academic audience, so it’s a little less accessible than some of the other stuff on this page.
  • I interviewed Mike Livermore here. Mike is a Law Professor at the University of Virginia. We talk about the ethics of artificial intelligence being used in the law, whether AI can recognise when law is being applied too literally, and whether AI is better than human judges and juries.
  • I have interviewed Dr Nikk Effingham for a podcast on time travel.


  • I co-organised New Directions for a Science of Consciousness. We heard three talks on various aspects of consciousness studies, including how to study consciousness after brain injury, how to study consciousness in animals, and how to establish consciousness in other people. This event featured talks by Davinia Fernandez-Espejo (neuroscience, University of Birmingham), Jack Lyons (philosophy, University of Glasgow) and Heather Browning (philosophy, University of Southampton). The videos of the talks are available here. Sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy. Co-organised with Francesco Antilici.


  • I have been interviewed by The Voice of Islam, radio twice, about the influence of Aristotle’s metaphysics on Islamic Philosophy, and about the role of emotions in out moral judgements.



  • In December 2016, I gave a public lecture for the Royal Institute of Philosophy titled ‘what can zombies teach us about consciousness?’.  The slides are available here.
  • I have organised and run a Summer School in Durham to introduce A-level students to philosophy, and I have done some voluntary A-level philosophy teaching at Hills Road Sixth Form College