Director, Independent Thinkers
Jane Slinn studied for her BA (First), M.Phil (Distinction) and Ph.D. in English Literature at King’s College, Cambridge. For ten years, she taught eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, philosophy of art, visual culture, and literary theory at the University of Cambridge. She has also lectured on the Pembroke-King’s Programme, and designed tailored programmes for students from leading US universities, including Harvard, Yale and UPenn, studying at Cambridge. As well as being the Director of Independent Thinkers, Jane is also a Director of AIM Global Ltd
, which runs summer academic enrichment programmes for high-achieving 16-18 year olds.
Jane has over ten years’ experience of tutoring and mentoring students in their last two years at school. Jane’s students have been highly successful in achieving places at Oxbridge, Imperial, UCL and LSE, especially for Law and Medicine. Jane has also been an examiner for the essay section of the BMAT (Bio-Medical Admissions Test) in Cambridge. She is a qualified barrister (called to the Bar 2011), and during her legal studies she was a Lord Haldane, Lord Denning and Hardwicke scholar of Lincoln’s Inn. She has worked at a leading US law firm in London, as well as at an international human rights organisation. Jane’s academic research focuses on eighteenth-century and Romantic aesthetics and jurisprudence, in particular the philosophy of human rights, and she has presented papers on these subjects at prestigious international conferences in Boston, Princeton and Cambridge. Her publications include an edited collection of essays on eighteenth-century ideas about conversation. She is currently working on a book manuscript on Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s aesthetics and another book project on the concept of dignity in eighteenth-century and contemporary legal thought.