Edward Winters studied fine art at the Slade School where students were encouraged to engage with other departments of the University. He developed an interest in philosophy and was thus introduced to aesthetics as the study of the philosophy of visual art .

Ed took a BA and M.Phil in philosophy at Birkbeck College, London, returning to write up his PhD in philosophy at UCL.

He is a member of theĀ Association Internationale de Critiques d’Art (AICA); and a member of council of the Royal Institute of Philosophy.