Student Spotlight: People for Womxn* in Philosophy & Oxford Public Philosophy

We spoke to Susmita Dave of People for Womxn* in Philosophy (pwip) and Alicehank Winham of Oxford Public Philosophy (opp) about how their organisations are challenging and changing ideas of how philosophy should be studied at Oxford. Note regarding capitalisation: we use capital letters strategically (who controls and monitors the form of YOUR language?) What […]

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Diversify your discipline: Oxford humanities and social sciences students call for a more diverse curriculum

Image description: open book with fluttering pages on black background Oxford students from a variety of disciplines have called for departments to diversify curricula and reading lists over the past couple of weeks. Students studying Politics, History, English, Philosophy, Linguistics, and Music, amongst others, are pushing for better Black and minority ethnic representation on reading […]

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Philosophy at Oxford: too many men

The Faculty of Philosophy’s recently announced measures to ‘feminise the curriculum’ have angered some quarters. Critics appear particularly taken aback by the call for a 40% target for female representation on our reading lists. The move has been dismissed as ‘virtue signalling’ (see the initial OxStu article here), a claim which suggests the department’s support […]

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