The School of Athens 2.0
At the beginning of Philosophy for Life, I talk about Raphael's famous mural of the School of Athens, and imagine getting a free ticket to study there. Well, this week, I got to join the school! The Idler Academy arranged a photo shoot on the steps of St Paul's, with various British thinkers and philosophers.
There are Martin Robinson as Heraclitus at the front, then behind him Tom Hodgkinson of the Idler as Epicurus, next to Peter Worley of Philosophy Foundation as Socrates, then me (as Zeno the Stoic) talking to John Mitchinson of QI as Democritus, behind which is Mark Vernon talking to someone I don't know. Next to them is Angie Hobbs as Plato and John Lloyd of QI as Aristotle. In front of them is Jock White as Diogenes. And next to him is Patrick Ussher of Stoicism Today as Cicero, and Nick Spencer of Theos as St Paul. I haven't met the guy playing the ukelele. Pythagoras in the front is Alex Bellos. Thanks for arranging it Idler!