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Faculty of Philosophy


The Moral Sciences Club

All meetings will be held from 2.30 p.m. to 4.15 p.m., will take place in Newnham College and will be offered as a hybrid event online. Please contact the MSC secretaries if you would like to sign up to attend one of the meetings.

Meetings are open only to those eligible for membership of the Club. Membership shall be open to any undergraduate, postgraduate student or senior member of the University. Visiting scholars and other persons may become members with the consent of the Officers.

Please read the Constitution of the Moral Sciences Club. You may also be interested in 'A short History' of the Moral Sciences Club and the minutes of recent years.

The club secretaries are Paula Keller, Alex Fisher and Ronja Griep. To contact the Moral Sciences Club email  Join the MSC mailing list to make and receive postings to the list.

Listen and subscribe to the Moral Sciences Club podcasts on iTunes U or via RSS feed.

Please note some titles are provisional.

Michaelmas 2021



Speaker & University Title of Talk
12th October

Lea Ypi (LSE)

‘What is political progress?’


19th October

Neil Dewar (Cambridge)

'On Absolute Units'


26th October Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open University)

'Tempted like Achilles'


2nd November

Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University)

'Transforming Solidarities’


9th November

C. Thi Nguyen (Utah) - online only

'Value Capture'


16th November

Emma Curran (Cambridge)

'Catastrophic Risk and the Complaints of Future People'
23rd November

David Papineau (KCL)

'Knowledge and the Failings of Folk Epistemology'


30th November Catharine Abell (Oxford)

On Buck Passing: Methodology in the Philosophy of Art


Lent 2021



Speaker & University Title of Talk
25th January

Franz Berto (St Andrews)


1st February

Christopher Benzenberg (Cambridge)

8th February

Tom Shakespeare (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)


15th February

Wouter Cohen (Cambridge)

22nd February

Emily Thomas (Durham)

1st March

Jonathan Rée

8th March

Sofía Meléndez Gutiérrez (Cambridge)


15th March

Jane Heal (Cambridge)


Easter 2022



Speaker & University Title of Talk
3rd May Andrew Chignell (Princeton)


10th May Derek Matravers (Open University)


17th May

Alex Broadbent (Durham)

24th May

Ruth Chang (Oxford)