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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.


The HPRG will meet during Hilary term on Mondays, 2-3.30pm at Oriel College, MacGregor Room (third quad).

In HT 2024, we will continue reading Book 1 of Sextus Empiricus’ Outlines of Pyrrhonism, including Sextus’ presentation of the ten modes of Aenesidemus, the five modes of Agrippa, the two modes, and Aenesidemus’ modes against causal explanations.

More information can be found here.


This Sanskrit reading class will meet during Hilary Term on Tuesdays, 3.15pm-4.15pm, in the Faith Boardman Room, Lady Margaret Hall. We will continue our reading of chapter 6 of Candrakīrti's Madhyamakāvatāra, continuing with verse 84 (beginning the section on why Yogācāra was taught).

Electronic copies of the relevant files are available here.