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Notes From a Biscuit Tin

The BSA is happy to support Notes From a Biscuit Tin, inspired by Mary Midgley’s actual biscuit tin! This year-long project will bring together philosophers and poets to spark new thoughts from one another and celebrate the philosophical work of Midgley.

From the In Parenthesis website:

“We have commissioned twelve new poems, each on a different theme from Mary’s work. Confirmed poets include: Ruth Padel, Kayombo Chingonyi, Helen Humphries, Deryn Rees-Jones, Gillian Allnut and Ulrike Draesner. Over twelve months we will stage twelve conversations between these poets and a philosopher. Each conversation will begin with the poet reading their poem. At each location, the conversation will end with the poem and notes from the conversation being placed in the Biscuit Tin for the next pair to discover.”

In Parenthesis explores the work of Mary Midgley, GEM Anscombe, Philippa Foot and Iris Murdoch, also known as the Wartime Quartet. It is a research collaboration between Dr Clare MacCumhaill (Durham University) and Dr Rachael Wiseman (University of Liverpool).

You can find out more about the project here.