Robert Rowland Smith is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He has lectured around the world on philosophy, psychoanalysis and literature. His six previous books include award - winning studies on Jacques Derrida and on modern poetry; a bestselling popular philosophy title, Breakfast with Socrates, which has been translated into twenty languages; and a business bestseller, The Reality Test, which reflects Robert’s parallel career as an adviser to organisations on strategy, leadership and culture.
Robert has had a column on modern moral d ilemmas in both the Sunday Times and the Evening Standard. He has written for the Observer, the Independent on Sunday, Intelligent Life, the Times, and many more. He has contributed to BBC radio and TV, been a panellist at many public debates and festivals, and recorded podcasts for both Philosophy Bites and a series on innovation. He has taken small parts in two independent films, Do Not Read This and Love in the Post.
Robert is a qualified practitioner of Constellations, the therapeutic technique for exposing hidden dynamics in group systems, and runs regular workshops on personal, creative and business issues.
He sits on the board of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology, and the editorial board of Angelaki, the journal of theoretical humanities, which he helped to found. He is a founding faculty member of both The London Graduate School and The School of Life.
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