Mapping the Quartet: Oxford Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
Elizabeth Anscombe, Mary Midgley, Iris Murdoch, and Philippa Foot are four of the twentieth century’s most important British philosophers. Oxford was the place where they met, and where their philosophical views were shaped. On this walking tour you will visit some of the places where events of significance in the lives of the women took place between 1938 and the mid-Fifties. You will learn about their lives and their philosophy.
All the locations on this tour, and many more besides, feature in the book Metaphysical Animals: How Four Women Brought Philosophy Back to Life, and can be found on the associated website, mappingthequartet.org
This podcast (series 6) is a walking tour around Oxford. The order in which we have placed the locations is based on what we thought would make for a pleasant and economic walk, rather than by the chronology of the various events. The full journey is covered in episode #1. You can download a map of the journey and a full transcript of this podcast series from the buttons on this page.
We hope this route works for you, but if you want to design your own trajectory you can, as we have also provided the audio for each location as individual episodes – #2-18.
This production was brought to you by Women In Parenthesis. The walking tour was designed and written by Ana Barandalla and the podcast produced by Amy Ward.
6.1 Mapping the Quartet: Oxford Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour
Episode #1 covers the full journey of our audio walking tour.