Guy Claxton is a cognitive scientist specialising in the expandability of our mental powers. He is the author of many books including Hare Brain Tortoise Mind, Wise Up: The Challenge of Lifelong Learning, and Intelligence in the Flesh. Guy’s bestseller What’s the Point of School? was highly praised by Harvard Professor Howard Gardner, Sir Ken Robinson and Baroness Susan Greenfield.
Guy is the founder of Building Learning Power, a global influence on education which pioneered practical methods of teaching that combine high levels of achievement with the development of useful, general habits of mind. BLP has influenced youngsters’ lives throughout the UK as well as in, for example, Ireland, Poland, Dubai, South Africa, Indonesia, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand.
Guy has a ‘double first’ in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and a doctorate from Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Academy of the Social Sciences and the Royal Society of Arts. He has been Professor of the Learning Sciences at Bristol University, Co-Director of the Centre for Real-World Learning at Winchester University, and is currently Visiting Professor of Education at King’s College London.