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Professor Allen Honors First Black Woman Philosophy PhD

On Wednesday, May 26, 2021,  Professor Anita  L. Allen, JD., PhD, the Henry R Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy will deliver the Inaugural Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial Lecture at St. Hilda's College. Cook was awarded an MA in Philosophy from St. Hilda's in the 1950s, and she went on to get a Phd in  Philosophy from Yale, where she edited the Review of Metaphysics and was the first female TA. Professor Allen will examine Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook’s contribution to Philosophy, her career and her enduring influence on those who followed her path.
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This will be an online event followed by panel discussion and audience Q&A, chaired by Dr Anita Avramides.  Panellists: Lawrence Okoth-Odida (Computer Science & Philosophy, 2013), Ombline Damy (Philosophy and Modern Languages, 2016; now reading for MSt in Comparative Literature at Hertford College, focusing on French and German contemporary literature, and the literary representation of the embodied experience of trauma) and Buki Fatona (DPhil student at Wolfson College; her research – on memory, prediction, and action – is in the intersect of philosophy of mind, cognitive neuroscience, and religion).
Tickets are £5 (free for current students). All proceeds will go to the Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial fund. Book now.