The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the fundamental cradle of true art and true science. He who can no longer wonder, no longer feel amazement, is as good as dead, a snuffed-out candle. Past RA member Albert Einstein
AC Grayling is one of Britain's best-known humanist philosophers. He is the author of many books, including What is Good? (2003), Against All Gods (2007) and The Good Book (2011). He is also Master of the New College of the Humanities.