A. C. Grayling MA, DPhil (Oxon) FRSL, FRSA is Master of the New College of the Humanities, and a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford.
Until 2011 he was Professor of Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. He has written and edited over thirty books on philosophy and other subjects; among his most recent are The Good Book, The God Argument and The Challenge of Things
For several years he wrote the 'Last Word' column for The Guardian. He is a frequent contributor to the Literary Review, Observer, Independent on Sunday, Times Literary Supplement, and New Statesman, and is an equally frequent broadcaster for the BBC Radio.
He is a past chairman of June Fourth, a human rights group concerned with China, and is a representative to the UN Human Rights Council for the International Humanist and Ethical Union. He is a Vice President of the British Humanist Association, the Patron of the United Kingdom Armed Forces Humanist Association, a patron of Dignity in Dying, and an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.
Anthony Grayling was a Fellow of the World Economic Forum for several years, and a member of its C-100 group on relations between the West and the Islamic world. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Professor Grayling has been twice to Borris, once in 2012 when he delivered a talk on The God Argument in The Chapel at Borris House, and then again in 2015 when he stole the entire show with a stunning monologue on The Challenge of Things, and a sit-down about 'everything and nothing' with Michael Harding.