Women in Philosophy

‘Rings and Books’ by Mary Midgley

Midgley wrote this essay in the mid-1950s for BBC radio. In her memoir The Owl of Minerva, she recalls:

“I wrote it because I had suddenly been struck by the fact that nearly all the famous philosophers whose lives we know about were lifelong bachelors…

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Philippa Foot ‘Sir’ letter

In May 1983, Philippa Foot was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was sent a rather grand certificate informing her of the honor. As you may notice, the certificate is addressed:...

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IWD photos now available

Rachel and Ilana were at our conference taking wonderful photos all day. We’ve published a selection on our website — please feel free to browse, download and share. We’re planning to print our favourites and...

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IWD Conference Next Week!

Our International Women’s Day conference, “Re-Sounding Voices: Women, Silence and the Production of Knowledge” is coming up next week on Tuesday, 8th March. We have such an exciting line up of speakers and are...

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Interview with Mary Warnock

Last week Liza, Clare and I went along with Lindsay (our film-crew!), to interview Mary Warnock at her London home. We’ll be posting some sound-extracts from the interview here in the coming weeks (along with some from our...

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