Our projects aim to share and promote the work of the Quartet and to encourage new kinds of philosophical thinking and practice. Take a look at some of our projects and find out how to join in!


Notes from a Biscuit Tin

Notes from a Biscuit Tin is 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 meet to share a conversation and a poem on a theme from Midgley’s work.


As part of our Notes from a Biscuit Tin project, Young Poets invites young people across the world to send us an illustrated poem inspired by the work of Mary Midgley.

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



Mapping the Quartet
Philosophy by Postcard, is 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.



Mapping the Quartet

*Launching soon* Mapping the Quartet will trace the legacy of the Quartet as a philosophical school, and map their connections with today’s living philosophers, teachers, enthusiasts and friends.

You will be invited you to share your connections with the Quartet, and to explore the intellectual roots of today’s virtue ethicists, particularists and ecofeminists in the work of these brilliant women. 

In collaboration with James Jeffries.