Great Minds: Migration & Philosophy

Simpkins Lee Theatre, Pipe Partridge Building, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
Thursday 14 November 2013,  19:00 - 21:00

Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, hosts ‘Minds and Borders’, a Migration and Philosophy panel discussion. The panel will examine whether Philosophy can offer fresh perspectives on social issues such as migrant rights and how a country's borders should be managed. The panel will investigate how migrant experience might have shaped the study of Philosophy in Britain. Organised in partnership with CARA (Council for Assisting Refugee Academics).


Professor Christopher Shields, Tutorial Fellow in Ancient Philosophy at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.


Julian Baggini, writer and broadcaster
Julian is the author of several books about philosophy and is the co-founder and editor-inchief of The Philosophers' Magazine. He also contributes to newspapers and BBC radio. Julian will discuss arguments for asylum.

Dr Meena Dhanda, Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics, University of Wolverhampton
Dr Dhanda will examine the philosophical basis of personal identity.

Professor John Worrall, Professor of Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics.
Professor Worrall will talk about the life and work of the eminent philosopher, Sir Karl Popper, who was born in Vienna and was a refugee in New Zealand and Britain.

Please join us for complimentary refreshments following the discussion, sponsored by Pearn Kandola.

To Book: click here

Places are free of charge but please book early to avoid disappointment. To book your place(s), please book online or call the Lady Margaret Hall Development Office on 01865 274 362.

The deadline for booking is Friday 8 November 2013

Where is Lady Margaret Hall?

Norham Gardens
Oxford, OX2 6QA








The Migration Museum Project and CARA would like to thank the Kohn Foundation, Lady Margaret Hall and Pearn Kandola for supporting this event.