Projects

Below are links to research and engagement projects on the Quartet and Quartet+. Please contact us if you would like us to add your project.

Mapping the Quartet

This is an international networking site for researchers working on the Quartet and Quartet+. It includes interactive historical maps of Oxford, Cambridge and London and a self-guided walking tour of Oxford. 

Notes from a Biscuit Tin

Notes from a Biscuit Tin was a 2019 centenary celebration of Mary Midgley’s philosophical vision.

On what would have been Mary’s 100th birthday, her biscuit tin (gifted by her family after her death) began a round-the-world voyage. At twelve stops a poet and a philosopher met to share a conversation and a poem on a theme from Midgley’s work.

Young Poets

Download our worksheets to introduce young minds to the work of  Midgley and find why philosophers need poets.

Philosophy by Postcard

Philosophy by Postcard was a centenary celebration of Iris Murdoch’s philosophical vision, in partnership with An Post.

Between July and September 2019 people sent postcards from all over the world to Iris Murdoch’s birthplace, each asking a philosophical question. We selected 100 and sent them on to 100 philosophers around the globe for answers. Browse the correspondence and find out more about the project.

The Somerville-group and the introduction of historical arguments in philosophy

2020-2024
 
Interdisciplinary project funded by The Bank of Sweden Centenary Foundation, exploring historical, or genealogical, modes of argument and connections to earlier continental thought in the work of the Quartet.