We are very lucky to have a programme of visiting speakers who add a rich dimension to the study of Philosophy. We would like to thank all those who visit us in school and give our students such thought provoking insight into their studies.
Professor Stout and the Philosophy of Emotion
We were delighted to welcome Prof. Rowland Stout from University College Dublin to talk to Year 12 and 13 Philosophy students about his research on the Philosophy of Emotion. It was very interesting for the students to hear about his current research and to have the chance to discuss the relationship between reason and emotion.
Dr Avramides talks to Sixth Form Philosophers
Dr Avramides, Reader in Philosophy of Mind at Oxford University, came to talk to Year 12 and 13 Philosophers. Starting with Descartes Cogito she examined the implications of his approach for understanding our minds and for our relationship with the external world. A wide ranging discussion followed and some impressively searching questions were asked by our students.
Dr Naomi Goulder
The Sixth Form Philosophy students enjoyed a fascinating talk by Dr Naomi Goulder of the New College of Humanities. Dr Goulder spoke on the topic of Morality v Ethics. The Philosophy students really enjoyed her thought-provoking ideas.