Hegel Reading Group
We shall be meeting on Tuesdays 6-7.30 pm on Skype; please email email@example.com for the Skype link.
This term and the next we are reading Hegel’s Anthropology, in the ‘Philosophy of Mind’ (translation is by Wallace and Miller) but we will work from the Michael Inwood revision (OUP 2007). We are starting (in 1st Week) from para 377, eventually getting to the end at para 412 (we will not read the Zuzatse in the sessions).
The reading is posted each week on hegelinoxford.wordpress.com
Gadfly Reading Group
focusing on the writings of Plato
Meet on Tuesdays during term time, 7:30pm at St John’s College
Reading for the first two weeks: Hippias Major
“I am the gadfly of the Athenian people” - Socrates, in Plato’s Apology
The Gadfly Club was founded because we believe that dialogue is the principal and most effective method of understanding ourselves and the world around us. We thus read Plato’s dialogue not just as a model of dialogue, nor only for his philosophical insights; we use his dialogues as a springboard to discuss the real and living problems they present. This is why, after an hour or more of live-reading, we head to the only place friends and philosophers must go – the pub!
We encourage all – especially those who don’t consider themselves ‘students of philosophy’ – to come and join us, hoping to remain true to the main desire of the OSM – that of stimulating inter-disciplinary engagement.
Childhood vaccine mandates: are they tackling the right problem?
Associate Professor Katie Attwell
Visiting Researcher, Vaccines and Society Unit, University of Oxford
Undervaccination results from both deliberate vaccine refusal and access or logistical problems. These barriers are commonly thought to affect very different social groups. However, popular and political discourse emphasises the vaccine refusing parent as the policy target of new vaccine mandates. Discourses around the need for strict mandatory policies may or may not acknowledge disadvantaged populations facing access problems, and the policies themselves may or may not differentiate between underserved populations and those who deliberately refuse vaccines.
This talk explores how these two distinct categories of under-vaccinated populations are treated within vaccine mandates in Australia, Italy, France, and California, and why it matters.
Tuesday 24 January, 12.15pm - 1.15pm
Full information and register to attend in-person: https://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/events/childhood-vaccine-mandates/
Register to watch online: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/childhood-vaccine-mandates