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On the Need to Stay Human: Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Age

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About the Speaker

Dr Kate Kirkpatrick, Lecturer in Religion, Philosophy and Culture, KCL

Kate Kirkpatrick is an academic with broad interdisciplinary interests in philosophy, theology, and literature. She has written on Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, and methodology in the philosophy of religion.

Before joining King’s College London in 2018 Dr Kirkpatrick was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire and Stipendiary Lecturer in Theology at St Peter's College, Oxford. She also taught the philosophy and feminism of Simone de Beauvoir for Oxford’s MSt in Women’s Studies.

Dr Kirkpatrick is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Treasurer of the UK Sartre Society, and Managing Editor of Simone de Beauvoir Studies.

This event is part of a seminar series:

Hilary 2020 Seminar Series: The Construction of Ageing

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford’s Humanities and Healthcare programme and the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life are co-hosting a seminar series on The Construction of Ageing.  While ageing is often considered a biological process, what it means to be young or old, youthful or elderly, is inevitably socially constructed. This suggests that ther...

Event Details

10 March 2020 16:00 - 17:00


Christ Church, Oxford University

Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP