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While this Graduate and Faculty reading group is not listed in the Philosophy Faculty lecture or seminar lists, it has been taking place for several decades now. It is organised by Prof. Michail Peramatzis, whom you should contact if you would like to take part (


Currently reading Aristotle’s Physics II, discussions within this friendly group are a great way for students and faculty to read a text slowly, cautiously, and open-mindedly. It takes place every Friday at 11am-1pm at Worcester College.


***Please note the change of day and time for Trinity Term 2024***

The HPRG will meet during Trinity term on Tuesdays, 11am–12.30pm, at Oriel College, MacGregor Room (third quad).

In TT 2024, we will finish reading Book 1 of Sextus Empiricus’ Outlines of Pyrrhonism, including Sextus’ presentation of the eight modes of Aenesidemus against causal explanations, Sextus’ discussion of the sceptical phrases, and Sextus’ comparison between Pyrrhonism and other philosophers and philosophical schools (ending with a brief discussion of medical schools).

More information can be found here.


This Sanskrit reading class will meet during Trinity Term on Tuesdays, 4.15pm-5.15pm, in the Faith Boardman Room, Lady Margaret Hall. We will continue our reading of chapter 6 of Candrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra, continuing with verse 117.

Electronic copies of the relevant files are available here.