Lifelines

Iris Murdoch lifeline

Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 and studied Classics at Sommerville College, Oxford (1937-42). During the war, she worked for the treasury in London and lived with Philippa Food. Afterwards she went to Austria for UNRRA,...

Read More

Philippa Foot lifeline

Philippa Foot (née Bosanquet) was born in 1920 and studied PPE at Sommerville College, Oxford (1937-42). During the war (1942-7) she worked as an economist in London, living with Iris Murdoch. She returned to Somerville College...

Read More

Mary Midgley lifeline

Mary Midgley (née Scrutton) was born in 1919 and studied Classics at Somerville College, Oxford (1937-42). During the war she worked in the Civil Service before returning to Oxford to begin a PhD with Gilbert Murray on Plotinus....

Read More

Elizabeth Anscombe lifeline

G. E. M. Anscombe was born in 1919 and studied Classics at St Hilda’s College, Oxford (1936-41). After graduating, Anscombe held a studentship at Newnham College, Cambridge (1942-5), before returning to Oxford for a research...

Read More
Loading

LIBRARY

Sort by type: