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The Department of Philosophy Colloquium Series presents

Helen Humphreys - Poet
&
Christine Sypnowich - Philosopher

NOTES FROM A BISCUIT TIN
Poetry and Philosophy in Conversation
On the Theme of ‘Children’

Thursday, January 16, 2020

4:00 pm

Watson Hall, Room 517

Notes from a Biscuit Tin is a year-long celebration of Mary Midgley’s philosophical vision. On what would have been Mary’s 100th birthday, her biscuit tin (gifted to Rachael Wiseman and Clare Mac Cumhaill by her family after her death) will begin a 12-month round-the-world voyage. From this tin Mary dispensed wit, wisdom and ginger snaps to her visitors over many decades. At twelve stops a poet and a philosopher will meet to share a conversation on a theme from Midgley’s work. The conversation will begin with the poet reading a commissioned poem on the theme.

Poet Helen Humphreys and philosopher Christine Sypnowich will be participating in a special session of the Queen’s Department of Philosophy weekly colloquium series to welcome the biscuit tin to Kingston, its only stop in Canada.  They will be discussing the theme of Children within Midgley’s work.  Biscuits/cookies will be provided!  The event is free, open to the public and no tickets are required.

 

Catch up on the meeting and follow the tin’s journey around the world here:

URL           https://www.notesfromabiscuittin.com
Twitter      @parenthesis_in  
Instagram @notesfromabiscuittin

EVERYONE WELCOME 

Accessibility requirements? sheena.wilkinson@queensu.ca

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