London Lectures: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION: ANSCOMBE, FOOT, MIDGLEY, AND MURDOCH

A CENTENARY CELEBRATION: ANSCOMBE, FOOT, MIDGLEY, AND MURDOCH

This year marks the centenary of the birth of three highly distinguished and individual philosophers, Elizabeth Anscombe, Iris Murdoch and Mary Midgley, all of whom were together in Oxford in the 1940s. Their equally distinguished colleague Philippa Foot was born in 1920. Accordingly, to mark this multiple centenary, the 2018-9 London Lecture Series of the Royal Institute of Philosophy will be devoted to celebrating and discussing the work of these four remarkable and influential thinkers. We are particularly pleased that Mary Midgley, who is still with us, has agreed to take part in what promises to be a fascinating series.

The lectures begin on 19 October with a lecture by Benjamin Lipscomb, called, ‘The Women are Up to Something: Murdoch, Anscombe, Foot and Midgley and their place in twentieth-century ethics’.

The series continues most Friday nights during term time, from 5.45 pm at 14 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0AR.  These events are free and open to anyone, but you should arrive in good time to be sure of a seat — once the hall is full no one else will be admitted.

There is also a reading group accompanying the lectures this year, on Thursday nights from 6 – 7 at 14 Gordon Square.

There is a full program with abstracts, a reading list for the reading group, and further details here.