Present Positions

 

Member of the Senior Common Room, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (Since October 2011)

 

Candidate for the BPhil in Philosophy, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, (Since October 2013)

 

 

Qualifications

 

MSt, Ancient Philosophy, University of Oxford (June 2011).

 

§  Subject A: Aristotle, Physics,

§  Subject B(1): Plato, Phaedo

§  Subject B(2): Plato, Parmenides,

§  Thesis: ‘Recollection and Meno’s Paradox’

 

BA (Hons) First Class, Philosophy, University of Reading (June 2010)

 

§  Metaphysics and Religion

§  Mind and World

§  Values and Virtues

§  The Civilisation of Fifth Century Athens

§  Greek Myths

§  Ancient Greek (1)

 

§  Logic and Critical Thinking

§  Language and Reality

§  Philosophy of Mind

§  Moral Philosophy

§  Theory of Knowledge

§  Ancient Greek (2)

 

§  Further Logic

§  Philosophy of Language

§  Metaphysics

§  Ancient Greek (3)

§  Dissertation: ‘Numbers, Numerals, and Anti-Nominalism’

 

Graduate Records Examination, (September 2011)

 

§  Verbal Reasoning: Score: 166; percentile: 97%

§  Quantitative Reasoning: Score; 160; percentile: 84%

§  Analytical Writing: Score: 5.5; percentile: 96%

A Levels, Archway School (2005 – 2007)

 

§  English Literature

§  Psychology

§  Religious Studies

§  Fine Art

 

Awards and Scholarships

 

 

Lumb’s Education Award Lumb’s Education Trust, Cheltenham (2012). Value: £500. Awarded on written application and interview to support research in Philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford 2012-2013.

 

Blackfriars Studium Scholarship Blackfriars Studium, Oxford. Value: £4515. Awarded to support graduate studies in philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford 2011-12.

 

Religious of the Assumption Study Award Duchess of Leeds Assumption Fund (2011-2012). Value: £3000. Exceptional one time award on written application to support graduate studies in philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, 2011-2012.

 

Blackfriars Scholarship Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2010-2011). Value: £2500. Part scholarship awarded annually to up to four outstanding students matriculated by Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford.

 

University of Reading Philosophy Prize University of Reading Philosophy Department (2009). Awarded annually to the one student who receives the highest grade in Single Honours Philosophy.

 

Archway School Sixth Form Prize Archway School, (2007). Awarded annually for exceptional performance in A Level examinations.

 

 

Publications

 

 

‘On What We Are’, Collection of Essays co-edited with Mikolaj Slawkowsky Rode, University of Warsaw (Under preparation)

 

‘Review: Barfiled, R., The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry, Cambridge University Press, 2011’ – Politics and Poetics, peer reviewed journal of The Clarion Review (ed. Jonathan Price), 2013

 

‘Does the Argument at Phaedo 74b7-c4 depend upon a Substitution into an Opaque Context?’ – Under review for Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (ed. Brad Inwood)

 

‘The Theory of Recollection and Meno’s Paradox’ – Under review for Ancient Philosophy (ed. Ronald Polanski)

 

 

 

Papers Read

 

‘Two Versions of the Subjective/Objective Distinction’, Work in Progress in Metaphysics Seminar, University of Oxford

 

‘The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry’, Senior Research Seminar, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, (2012)

 

‘Poetry as a Rival to Philosophy’, Senior Research Seminar, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, (2012)

 

‘Metaphor and Figuration’, Senior Research Seminar, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, (2011)

 

‘Evolution and Moral Realism’, graduate proseminar, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford

 

Teaching Experience

 

Lecturer in Aesthetics, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, under preparation for Trinity Term 2014.

 

Tutor in Ancient Greek language for undergraduates at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, Hilary Term 2013.

 

Seminar Leader for classes on Plato’s epistemology and metaphysics co-taught with Jonathan Price for undergraduates at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, Michaelmas Term 2012.

 

                                   

Other Work Experience

 

 

Co-organiser, ‘Being a Human, Being a Person’ Conference, University of Oxford, 16th July 2013

 

Las Casas Assistant, Assisting in the organisation of the Trinity 2013 Las Casas Colloquium.

 

Assistant Librarian, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2012-2013). Assisting in the daily running of the library of Blackfriars Hall including all duties when the librarian is absent.

 

Junior Dean, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford (2011-2012). Assisting in all areas relating to the accommodation and supervision of undergraduates at Blackfriars Hall.

 

Receptionist, Bath Place Hotel, Oxford (2011-2013). Responsibility for all administrative, supervisory and security duties in the daily running of a 16 bedroom hotel.

 

Officer Cadet, Oxford University Officer Training Corps (2010-2011). Leadership and military training in the Officer Training Corps of the Territorial Army.

 

Academic Representative, Philosophy Department, University of Reading (2007-2010). Voluntary role representing the student body in the administration and organisation of the Philosophy Department.

 

Academic Representative, Classics Department, University of Reading (2007-2010). Voluntary role representing the student body in the administration and organisation of the Classics Department.

 

Languages

 

English (native)

Ancient Greek (Classical and Biblical; advanced)

Latin (intermediate)

Classical Hebrew (intermediate)

Estonian (intermediate)

 

Interests

 

 

·         Literature In 2006-2007 I competed on Archway School’s English Literature debating team.  In 2010 my own poetry was accepted to be read in an event headlined by Michael Horovitz. As an undergraduate, A. N. Whitehead’s metaphysical use of the English Romantics originated in me an interest in the philosophical significance of literature which I have developed in several of the papers listed above.

 

·         Music I am a self-taught guitarist and pianist. I am primarily interested in traditional music, both classical and folk. I am also very interested in the blues and country traditions that developed in North America during the 20th Century.

 

·         Painting In my spare time I produce works in oil and acrylic, favouring the naturalistic style of English art of the nineteenth century. In 2007 I sold a large scale landscape for £300 to Archway School where it may be viewed in the Headmaster’s office. I have also sold a number of smaller works.

 

·         Military In 2010-2011 I completed the Military Leadership Development Programme as a member of the Oxford University Officer Training Corps. I continue to take part in sporting and athletics events in association with the Territorial Army. I have also rowed competitively for St. Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford.

 

·         Human Rights For five years I have been an active member of Amnesty International. As an undergraduate I ran weekly letter writing sessions in support of prisoners of conscience. I was also Treasurer of the Reading University Amnesty International Society for 2008-2009.

 

·         Fine Wine I am a founding organiser of the Blackfriars Oxford Wine Society. In addition to holding six to ten large scale events per year, we frequently import fine wine for organisations including the Las Casas Institute at Blackfriars Hall, and the Davenant Society at Lincoln College, Oxford.