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Hertford Philosophical Society

Events

Our next Philosophical Society dinner takes place on Thursday 20th January 2011. We start with drinks in the Old Library from 6:30, with dinner and the after-dinner talk in the Old Hall from 7:15. Formalities are usually over by 10:00, but discussion at these events can go on long into the night (especially at the June event which takes place after all examinations have finished).

Plans are under way for a special dinner on May 6th 2011 to celebrate David Hume's tercentenary (at midnight, his 300th birthday arrives, at least according to the Gregorian Calendar). If all goes well, old members will be very welcome to this event, which is planned for the Dining Hall.

Recent events have included:

20/1/11   Julian Savulescu (Uehiro Professor)  "Procreative Beneficence: The moral obligation to select the best children"

1/12/10   Christmas Drinks Event

19-22/4/10   First Philosophical Society "Retreat" at Stow-on-the-Wold

Mon 15/2/10   Peter Millican (Hertford College)  "Are we always selfish?"

Tue 24/11/09   Roger Crisp (St Anne's College)  "Iris Murdoch on nobility and moral value"

Wed 24/6/09   Jim Panton (Hertford College)  "Towards a new theory of the individual and the state: what comes after welfare?"

Thu 7/5/09   Simon Blackburn (Trinity, Cambridge)  "The majesty of reason"

Tue 10/3/09   Tim Bayne (St Catz College)  "The vegetative state and the science of consciousness"

Wed 18/6/08   Peter Millican (Hertford College)  "The singular problem of abortion"

Thu 24/4/08   Nigel Warburton (Open University)  "Free speech and no-platform arguments"

Tue 20/11/07   Ben Morison (Exeter College)  "Sextus Empiricus"


Members (including alumni)

 

Honorary Members

Davide Cargnello assisted with the teaching of Philosophy at Hertford College from 2005 until 2009 (as Lecturer in Philosophy from 2006), before leaving Oxford to take up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The following link gives access to his Oxford teaching materials.   Davide Cargnello
Mark Thakkar   Mark Thakkar assisted with the teaching of Philosophy at Hertford College from 2007 until 2010 (as Lecturer in Philosophy from 2009), when he was appointed to his current post working on the Oxford Dictionary of Medieval Latin.

 

Matriculated 2010, Undergraduates

Brittany Pearce started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Brittany Pearce
Dan Hartas   Dan Hartas started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Daniel Coysh started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Daniel Coysh
Edward Massey   Edward Massey started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Isabel Patkowski started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Isabel Patkowski
John Lee   John Lee started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Matthew Clark started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Mathematics and Philosophy.   Matthew Clark
Noemi Dreksler   Noemi Dreksler started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Psychology and Philosophy.
Oscar Kennedy started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Physics and Philosophy.   Oscar Kennedy
Richard Thomas   Richard Thomas started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Sixtine D'Angelin started at Hertford College in October 2010, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Sixtine D'Angelin

 

Matriculated 2009, Undergraduates

Adam Tyndall started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Adam Tyndall
Ava Forkert   Ava Forkert started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Experimental Psychology.
Genevieve Laurier started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Genevieve Laurier
Guy Bartlett   Guy Bartlett started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Mathematics and Philosophy.
James Hutton started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy and German.   James Hutton
Jo Fuller   Jo Fuller started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Milly Walker started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Milly Walker
Sylvia Bishop   Sylvia Bishop started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Valerie Belu started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Psychology and Philosophy (within PPP). Despite a strong result in Prelims in 2010, she decided to change to PPE, starting from the first year in October 2010.   Valerie Belu
Victoria Brooks   Victoria Brooks started at Hertford College in October 2009, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

 

Matriculated 2009, Graduate

Daniel Hultgren   Daniel Hultgren started at Hertford College as Martin Scholar in October 2009, after graduating in 2009 from the University of Hartford, Connecticut with a BA in Philosophy and a BS in Physics. He came directly into the second year of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, as an MCR member with "Senior Status".

Matriculated 2008, Undergraduates

Annie Hollister started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Annie Hollister
Ben Storrs   Ben Storrs started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Celia Carr started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Celia Carr
Charles Janeway   Charles Janeway started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Felix König started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Felix König
Ian Tan   Ian Tan started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Jack Rogers started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy and Spanish.   Jack Rogers
Luke Field   Luke Field started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Mak Bavcic started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Physics and Philosophy.   Mak Bavcic
Noah Thorold   Noah Thorold started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Mathematics and Philosophy, but changed during the first term to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Ushma Soneji started at Hertford College in October 2008, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Ushma Soneji

 

Matriculated 2007, Undergraduates

Avi Bram started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Avi Bram
Courtenay Watson   Courtenay Watson started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Eda Seyhan started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Eda Seyhan
Liz Neate   Liz Neate started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Henning Goranson Sandberg started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Henning Goranson Sandberg
Luke MacLeod   Luke MacLeod started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Sarah Burton started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Sarah Burton
Will Clark   Will Clark started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Psychology and Philosophy (within PPP).
Will Hartshorn started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In his second year, Will was elected JCR President.   Will Hartshorn

 

Matriculated 2006, Undergraduates

Elinor Buxton started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Physics and Philosophy.   Elinor Buxton
Hsueh Qu   Hsueh Qu started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Jessica Daggers started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Jessica Daggers
Laura Sainsbury   Laura Sainsbury started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Nia Evans started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Nia Evans
Phil Cowderoy   Phil Cowderoy started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Physics and Philosophy.
Pier Barrett started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Pier Barrett
Richard Trainor   Richard Trainor started at Hertford College in October 2006, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Thishani Nadesan started at Hertford College in October 2007, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Thishani

 

Matriculated 2005, Undergraduates

Alex Flynn started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Alex Flynn
Eleanor Davies   Eleanor Davies started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Mathematics and Philosophy.
Elle Bettaney started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Elle Bettaney
Kat Arden   Kat Arden started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Tom Lowe started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. In 2007 he was JCR President of Hertford College.   Tom Lowe
Tom Nunn   Tom Nunn started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.
Tom Zawisza started at Hertford College in October 2005, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.   Tom Zawisza

 

Matriculated 2004, Undergraduates

Ezra Pierce started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007. Currently (September 2007) he's working with eBay on a development project for rural India. He's planning on returning to University for a Ph.D program in Political Science, where he'd like to study political discourse/ideology from both a political economy and a philosophical perspective.   Ezra Pierce
Griff Rees   Griff Rees started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007.
Leonie Ratty started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Law, but changed to Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (second year) in October 2005, graduating in June 2007.   Leonie Ratty
Mark Taylor   Mark Taylor started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007.
Rachael Ibbott started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007. Currently (September 2007) she's doing a GAP year with Christian Aid in Oxford, campaigning etc. Next year she plans to get a real job, but is not yet sure what this will entail!   Rachael Ibbott
Samina Bhatia   Samina Bhatia started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007. In her second year, Samina was elected JCR President.
Veronica Lewis started at Hertford College in October 2004, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2007.   Veronica Lewis

 

Matriculated 2003, Undergraduates

Gemma Sparrow started at Hertford College in October 2003, reading Medicine, but changed to Physics and Philosophy in October 2004.   Gemma Sparrow
James Henderson   James Henderson started at Hertford College in October 2003, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2006.
Lucie Duxbury started at Hertford College in October 2003, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2006.   Lucie Duxbury
Stephanie Johnston   Stephanie Johnston started at Hertford College in October 2003, reading Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and graduated in June 2006 having meanwhile served as JCR President. Stephanie then took an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, specialising in Middle Eastern politics and learning Arabic. In September 2007, she joined ReputationInc as a researcher.

 

Matriculated 2002, Undergraduates

Eil Wyn Lim started at Hertford College in October 2002, reading Physics and Philosophy, and graduated in June 2006.   Eilwyn Lim
Matthew Hodgetts   Matthew Hodgetts started at Hertford College in October 2002, reading Engineering, but changed to Psychology and Philosophy in October 2003, graduating in June 2006.