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  • 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.
  • You can contact me via this page.