Anthony Haynes (Haoyu Yang 楊昊宇)

Founder & Director


Anthony Haynes is a doctoral student in philosophy and Taoist practitioner based in Edinburgh, UK. He was born in Barnsley, England, UK. He is the founder of Clear Water Academy  一清社 and the Edinburgh-based philosophy discussion group Continental Elephants, and is a tutor in philosophy and theology at the University of Edinburgh's School of Divinity. His publications include ‘Jacques Maritain’s Definition of Art’ New Blackfriars (June 2015) and ‘Jacques Maritain’s Ethics of Art’, New Blackfriars (July 2016). 




Qijuan Shen 沈其娟

Operations Manager


Qijuan Shen is a doctoral student at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh. She was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, China. For her doctoral thesis she is looking at the contemporary curriculum reforms with a special focus on the teaching and learning of the humanities. Qijuan has a broad interest in Far Eastern philosophy, and in particular Confucianism and Zen Buddhism. She maintains a regular mindfulness practice.