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CANCELLED: Mary Midgley and Why She Matters

24 March | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the importance of taking measures to prevent its spread, this event has been cancelled. We apologise for any inconvenience and disappointment caused.



A fierce opponent of the over-reach of science and a lifelong advocate of the humanities, Mary Midgley’s writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, science, and the natural world. In all of these areas, she appealed to a philosophy that is humble and attentive, and connected philosophical thought to lived experience. Join us to celebrate Midgley’s life, work, and legacy, and ask what can she teach us about how to live.


Gregory McElwain
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, The College of Idaho

Ellie Robson
Doctoral Researcher in Philosophy, Birkbeck

Panayiota Vassilopoulou
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool


Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy
Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL


Co-sponsored by the British Society for the History of Philosophy


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All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door


24 March
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom + Google Map