In order to secure the long-term future of teaching of Philosophy at St Anne’s against the uncertainties of University and public funding, we are aiming to raise £2 million to endow this Fellowship permanently.
The post will be named after Gabriele Taylor in recognition of her 34 years teaching at St Anne’s and her contribution to philosophical thought. Gabriele Taylor was interviewed in August 2011 by Dr Nigel Bowles, Director of the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford, and spoke about St Anne’s and her interest in ethics. The interview is available is available on the University's podcast website.
At the Philosophy Reunion on 25 February 2012 we launched the campaign to endow the post of Tutor and Fellows in Philosophy at St Anne’s College. You can read the speeches given at the event by Professor Roger Crisp (Literae Humaniores 1979; Uehiro Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy) and Rosemary Radcliffe CBE (PPE 1963; former Chief Economist PricewaterhouseCoopers) about the future of Philosophy at St Anne’s.
In a video that was recorded on Saturday 19th May 2012 at the Royal Charter Celebration, Rosemary explained why she is involved with the campaign to raise funds for the Gabriele Taylor Fellowship and how the teaching of philosophy has had a lasting impact on her life.
Thanks to many generous donations from Senior Members and friends, the total left to raise to endow a Fellowship in Philosophy is £170,000; we believe we can reach this by summer 2013. Should we achieve our aim, St Anne’s will be able to offer the next generation of students for its Philosophy Schools (PPE, PPP, Mathematics and Modern Languages) the same opportunities and education as we have done in the past.
Please contact the Development Office at development(at)st-annes.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 284536wouter.tekloeze(at)st-annes.ox.ac.uk if you wish to make a donation or if you have more questions about the campaign. You can also make a secure gift on the St Anne’s website.