|Born||30 May 1947|
|Institutions||Christ's College, Cambridge|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Oxford
University College London
|Doctoral advisor||A. A. Long|
Sedley was educated at Trinity College, Oxford where he was awarded a first class honours degree in Literae Humaniores in 1969. He was awarded a PhD in 1974 by University College London for a text, translation and commentary on Book XXVIII of Epicurus' On Nature.
Since 1976 Sedley has been a fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge; from 1996 he was Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Cambridge University before in July 2000 being elevated to the Laurence Professorship of Ancient Philosophy.
- The Hellenistic Philosophers (with A. A. Long), Cambridge 1987
- Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom, Cambridge 1998
- The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, Cambridge 2003
- Plato's Cratylus, Cambridge 2003
- The Midwife of Platonism. Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus, Oxford 2004
- Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, Berkeley and Los Angeles 2007
- Pyrrhonists, Patricians, Platonizers. Hellenistic Philosophy in the Period 155-86 BC (edited with A.M. Ioppolo), Naples, 2007
|Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy Cambridge University