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Cocoa Party at Durham University – April 2016

On 20th April 2016 we hosted a Women in Philosophy cocoa party in the Castle common room at Durham University with special guests Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin) and Dawn Wilson (Hull University). Dawn, who took the below photo, spoke briefly about her recent research into the 20th century logician Susan Stebbing. We also informally launched Rachael Wiseman’s new book The Routledge Philosophy Companion to Anscombe’s Intention. Our next In Parenthesis cocoa party will take place in...

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Rachael Wiseman’s recent book on Elizabeth Anscombe’s Intention

Rachael Wiseman’s book on Elizabeth Anscombe’s Intention has been recently published by Routledge in their Philosophy Guidebook series. “This book is clearly, beautifully and thoroughly organized. The content is exciting and offers a thoughtful and compelling reading of Anscombe’s Intention” – Candace Vogler, University of Chicago, USA. “This superb guidebook is an essential companion for anyone trying to understand Anscombe’s brilliant but somewhat elusive book. It enables the reader to see the unity of what can seem a rather disparate work, in ways that students and professional philosophers alike will find eye opening” – Adrian Haddock, University of Stirling,...

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The Philosophy of Iris Murdoch Conference – Oxford

The Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University is organising a conference on the Philosophy of Iris Murdoch which will take place at Mansfield College, Oxford University on 11th June, 2016. This one day event will consider a number of different themes from the philosophical writings of Iris Murdoch. Confirmed speakers: Justin Broackes: “Reading On ‘God’ & ‘Good’.”‘ Edward Harcourt: “The Last and Secret Name of All the Virtues?” Mark Hopwood: “Murdoch, Moral Language, and the Universality of Moral Reasons.” Sabina Lovibond: “Iris Murdoch and the Quality of Consciousness.” Those wishing to attend are asked to register by 1 June 2016 by emailingpaul.lodge@mansfield.ox.ac.uk. There will be no charge for attendance. For more information...

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IWD Conference Next Week!

Our International Women’s Day conference, “Re-Sounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge” is coming up next week on Tuesday, 8th March. We have such an exciting line up of speakers and are looking forward to welcoming everyone to Durham University, particularly St. Aidan’s College who are hosting this event. More information about the conference, including programme, registration and abstracts, can be seen here: International Women’s Day Conference 2016 Registration is still open! All are...

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Registration for IWD Conference NOW OPEN

Register for the International Women’s Day Confernece “Re-Sounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge” HERE. The conference will take place on Tuesday 8th March, 2016 at St. Aidan’s College, Durham University. A provisional programme and abstract list has also been posted on our website. Keynotes speakers are Mary Midgley, Katharine Cockin and Pamela Sue Anderson and there is an exciting multi-disciplinary line up of panels and speakers. In addition, you can book an appointment to speak to Bloomsbury commissioning editor, Liza Thompson, about publishing projects. Bloomsbury will also host a wine reception. Join us for this exciting...

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IWD Conference Venue: St. Aidan’s College, Durham University

We are delighted that our International Women’s Day conference “Resounding Voices” will be hosted at St. Aidan’s College at Durham University. Until 1981 St. Aidan’s was the last women’s college at Durham University. It’s current principal is Susan Frenk is an inspiring academic who is equality, justice, diversity and, importantly to us, feminism. St. Aidan’s is the home to the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities and the Centre for the Study of Jewish Culture, Society and Politics. Yesterday we visited the beautiful rooms and facilities of St. Aidan’s that Susan has made available for us, and we are looking forward to hosting you...

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Our first Cocoa Party! – 26th October 2015 – Durham University

The In Parenthesis Group hosted our first Cocoa Party for women philosophers this week in the Fellow’s Lounge of the Institute of Advanced Study at Durham University. A group of women philosophers which included lecturers, readers, PhD students, research fellows, teaching fellows and a publisher met over mugs of hot cocoa and brandy. We are following the tradition of cocoa parties for young woman students in British Universities at times when women were not allowed to mix with men or leave their colleges without chaperones. These parties afforded young women an opportunity to socialise but also to talk about their university work. One of the aims of the In Parenthesis project is to find out more about women’s cocoa parties and the role they played in young women’s university life, particularly in the context of women studying philosophy at Oxford during wartime. These all women’s spaces were significant for sharing ideas and creating a philosophical community outside of the formal classroom. We will be hosting cocoa parties each term in Durham, get in touch and let us know if you host your...

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