Interview with Mary Midgley

Clare, Luna, and I went along to interview Mary Midgley today at her home in Newcastle.

midgleyWe spent an incredible 90 minutes learning about life in Oxford during the 1930s and 40s, and hearing her thoughts on the contemporary lot of women in academia. I was especially struck by her comment that one of the reasons Iris Murdoch left the academy was that she didn’t think she could do philosophy well — how many other women have felt the same?

We have footage of the interview and will upload some audio-highlights over the next few weeks.

 

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