On Friday 5 May the Corpus Christi College Philosophy Society will hold an event for current and former Corpus philosophers. All who studied Philosophy or have an interest in the subject are welcome. 

The programme will be as follows:

4:00pm -  Afternoon Tea: A chance for you to talk to students in an informal setting. Students will welcome an opportunity to talk to alumni about their different career paths.

4:45pm -  Philosopher Nigel Warburton in conversation with Roger Sutcliffe (Philosophy & Modern Languages, 1972), a leading practitioner of philosophy for children: ‘Philosophy for Children: Empowering the next generation’.  Together, Nigel and Roger will discuss key questions such as,  Why teach philosophy to children? How is it best done? Is it really philosophy? What do we hope to achieve?

6:15pm -  Drinks Reception

We are delighted to welcome two distinguished speakers to this event.  Roger Sutcliffe (Philosophy & Modern Languages, 1972) left full-time teaching in the early 90s for private study, and trained in P4C with Matthew Lipman, the founder of Philosophy for Children, in New Jersey, and in Creative Thinking with Edward de Bono. Roger was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Philosophical Enquiry and Reflection in Education (SAPERE), the UK’s national charity for Philosophy for Children, and was its Chair from 1996 until 2003, when he was served as President. In the same year he was elected President of ICPIC, the International Council of Philosophical Inquiry with Children, and served two terms. Roger has made a vocation out of promoting and developing Philosophy for Children over the past 30 years, and continues to work as an accredited P4C trainer today.

Nigel Warburton is a freelance philosopher, writer, and podcaster. He is consultant Senior Editor for the online magazine Aeon.co. and Philosophy editor for the site Five Books. After a first degree at Bristol University and a PhD at Cambridge University, for over 20 years he was a Philosophy lecturer, first at Nottingham University, then at the Open University. Best known as the co-founder and main interviewer for the Philosophy Bites podcast (which has had over 46 million episode downloads), he is the author and editor of many books, including the bestseller A Little History of Philosophy. His other books include Philosophy: the BasicsPhilosophy: the ClassicsThinking from A to ZThe Art Question, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction

There is no charge for attendance but donations to the Society are warmly welcomed in order to ensure its programme of events can continue for years to come. If you would like to donate you can do so when you register below.