Mary Somerville Room
Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HD

Date & Time

2pm, Saturday
12th October 2019

Jane Heal

Jane Heal


Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel


Jane Heal & Ruth Padel were joined by an audience of 20 in Somerville College Senior Common Room, Oxford. They discussed the theme of The Self within Midgley's work and Ruth Padel read a beautiful new poem, composed in memory of Miles Burnyeat, 'Poem on the Self'. Biscuits and hot chocolate were provided.

Ruth's poem is now stowed safely in the tin. If you want to it, you'll need to catch the tin at one of its future stops!

Catch-up on the meeting and follow the tin's journey around the world here:

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The Self


Science and Poetry
Midgley, M. (2006)
London: Routledge, Chapter 7 (p.111-121)

Are You an Illusion?
Midgley, M. (2014)
Oxon: Routledge, Chapter 11 (p. 127-133)

Science and Poetry
Midgley, M. (2006)
London: Routledge, p.200-205