Notes from a Biscuit Tin & Young Poets: Poetry and Philosophy for Confusing Times

17th October, 2pm - 2.45pm
Durham Book Festival Online
Tickets: Free

Gillian Allnutt


Jennifer Judge


Istvan Zoltan Zardai

István Zárdai


In 2019, Midgley warned that we have been lulled to sleep by dangerous myths and stories that comfort us with a lie: that our future is out of our hands and technology will take care of tomorrow for us. She thought philosophy could wake us up. Not dry, argumentative philosophy, but philosophical stories that enliven us to the fact that ‘what happens next is up to us’.

To create these stories, philosophers will need the help of poets. Join poet Gillian Allnutt, philosopher-musician Jennifer Judge, and philosopher István Zárdai to discuss philosophy, poetry and story.

Chaired by Clare Mac Cumhaill, Durham University and Rachael Wiseman, University of Liverpool.



The Domestic


Women’s Choices
Midgley, M. and Hughes, J. (1983)
London: George Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited, p.167-84