This is the website of Alexander Bird. I am the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge, and a fellow of St John's College. Prior to coming to Cambridge I was the Peter Sowerby Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at King's College London and Director of the Sowerby Philosophy & Medicine project. Previously I held the chair in Philosophy at the University of Bristol, and was lecturer and then reader at the University of Edinburgh before that. I have also held visiting positions at Dartmouth College, Saint Louis University, and Monash University; and I have been a visiting fellow at Exeter College, Oxford and at All Souls College, Oxford.
Apart from being a professor of philosophy (and once of medicine!!), I write music, ride bicycles (road, track, cyclocross), am a fervent European, have a delightful family, and spend much of my time in England's best city, Bristol.
The images found on this website are illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson for William Combe's Three Tours of Doctor Syntax, a comic poem published between 1809 and 1821.