Aeon is a new digital magazine of ideas and culture, publishing an original essay every weekday.
We set out to invigorate conversations about worldviews, commissioning fine writers in a range of genres, including memoir, science and social reportage.
Aeon has a cosmopolitan outlook, open to diverse perspectives and committed to progressive social change. We have a high regard for science and other empirical knowledge, but also for imagination and personal experience.
Aeon has a conversational ethos, encouraging frank debate in an atmosphere of generosity and open-mindedness.
Aeon welcome letters, comments and article pitches. You can find all our contact details and guidelines on our contact page.
Managing Director and Co-founder
Paul has a background in finance and graduate qualifications in psychology and in comparative religion. He has a particular interest in applying philosophy to everyday life. With the Aeon team he is developing a range of new projects including a documentary film channel; in-depth video interviews; and Aeon Live, which will take the ideas explored in the magazine into a forum and events programme.
Editor and Co-founder
Brigid has a PhD in history and has taught environmental history, history of science and world history at various universities. She also has a graduate degree in anthropology and development studies from University College London. Brigid takes great pleasure in working closely with her writers and fellow editors on their craft. She can be found on twitter @brigidhains.
Ed spent five years at The Daily Telegraph before moving to the Middle East to work on The National, where he was deputy editor on the Review section. He is interested in the philosophy of science, the history of political thought, and novels in which a dreamer wakes into a world transformed. He can be found on Twitter @ejklake.
Marina is a former arts editor of the New Statesman magazine and deputy arts editor of the Evening Standard newspaper in London. Among her books, Living at the End of the World (1998) looked at modern end-time cults, Rocket Dreams (2003) offered an off-beat elegy to the Space Age, and Last Days in Babylon (2007) told the story of the Jews of Iraq. Marina has an ongoing interest in the culture of science and in multi-faith dialogue. She can be found on Twitter @marinab52.
Lizzie studied English at King’s College London and Oxford before training as a journalist at City University. She was online assistant at Prospect magazine and her writing has been published in the New Statesman, The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph. She has an interest in gender, psychoanalysis and the ethics of everyday life. She can be found on Twitter @LizzieKirkwood.
Ross is the former Science Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books. He has written extensively about science and philosophy for several magazine publications, including The Atlantic, The Economist and Scientific American. His main interests are deep time, space science, and the phenomenology of nature. He lives in Washington, DC and can be found on Twitter @andersen.
Andy studied philosophy at the University of Ulster. Prior to working at Aeon he has worked for The Times, the BBC and various other national media in the UK. He is interested in documentary photography, Kierkegaard and Peanuts.
Sam Dresser studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. He is interested in political philosophy and the history of atheism, and likes to take long walks to places he doesn’t particularly want to be. He can be found on Twitter @SmDrssr.
Elena studied English at Sofia University in Bulgaria and graduated in English from Queen’s University, Belfast. She worked as an academic book publisher at Hodder Headline before training as a journalist at City University, London. Since then she has worked for national newspapers in the UK including The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. She reviews fiction, laughs at puns and likes short sentences.
Nabeelah studied History at Oxford and trained as a journalist at City University, London. She was a Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal and her work has been published in the New Statesman, The Guardian, FT Weekend and The Times Literary Supplement. She is interested in gender, the history of religions and classic children’s fiction.
Kellen studied Film and Russian & East European studies at Wesleyan University, Connecticut. He has worked at the Tribeca Film Festival as assistant to the artistic director and as an associate programmer. More recently, he spent three years as the deputy director of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. He is now based in Brooklyn where he is producing several feature-length narratives and documentaries.
Adviser - social media
Patrick is a social media wonk and journalist based in London. The former editor of Run-Riot.com, he has written on technology and literature for The Guardian and The Independent, and regularly delivers talks on crowdfunding and other digital phenomena. He spent two years in the charity sector at Arts & Business, and sits on the board of Alphaville, a festival that explores the collision of art and computing. He can be found on Twitter @PatrickRiot.