external affairs manager, boi charity
Jacob is external affairs manager at the boi charity, where he looks after Debating Matters, a competition for sixth form students, and helps convene Living Freedom, a summer school for young people interested in the philosophy of freedom. He previously worked in consulting, working especially in behaviour change, strategy, and leadership. Prior to this, he read the BPhil in Philosophy at St Cross College, Oxford, where he specialised in political and continental philosophy, the work of Hannah Arendt, and studied aesthetics under the later Sir Roger Scruton. He has given papers on topics from etymology to the enlightenment coffee shops of England, and today writes on philosophy and foreign literature.