The history of 20th century philosophy is still being written.

Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, Mary Midgley and Iris Murdoch should be at the centre of that story.

Explore these pages to find out about the contribution of this remarkable group of women, who met at Oxford University during World War II. 

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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,...

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