This is the website of Alexander Bird. I am currently the Petwer 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, Monash University, and All Souls College Oxford. I am currently also a Visiting Fellow at Exeter College, Oxford. From October 2020 I will be the Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge.
Apart from being a professor of philosophy (and medicine!!), I write music, ride bicycles (road, track, cyclocross), am a fervent European, have a delightful family, and live 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.