The Logic Manual

On this page you'll find various support materials to be used in conjunction with the Logic Manual. The publisher's web page for the book can be found here.

An Italian translation has been published by Mimesis.


The Exercises Booklet can be downloaded from here. A version containing solutions is available upon request for those teaching from the Manual. Unfortunately I cannot release these solution for revision or self-study. If you require more exercises for revision or exercises with solutions, please use More Exercises by Peter Fritz, which contains exercises and solutions.

Recordings of James Studd's lectures can be be viewed here by those with permission to view videos on Canvas. Having an Oxford account is a necessary, but not sufficient condition for accessing these recordings.

Lecture slides

The lecture slides are available below. There are two versions for each lecture: a handout (with some items left for students to complete during the lecture) and the lecture slides themselves. The slides cover the main course content, but they are not intended to be a comprehensive substitute for the Logic Manual. They should be studied in conjunction with the main text.

slides week 1
slides week 2
slides week 3
slides week 4
slides week 5
slides week 6
slides week 7
slides week 8


Sample papers and additional resources

All past examination papers have been collected at OXAM (restricted access). Below are papers or questions with solutions.

For the revised examination rules from 2013, Gail Leckie has produced two “elementary and straightforward” questions together with answers.

The Natural Deduction Pack by Alastair Carr contains many worked examples of Natural Deduction proofs with detailed explanations of proof strategies. After working through this document there will hardly be any question on Natural Deduction in a Prelims paper that you can't answer.

AJ Gilbert has compiled a list with the main definitions.

The following papers still follow the old conventions (pre 2013). In particular, the formalizations in propositional logic may be harder than in recent papers. I hope they are still useful.

Sample paper, Michaelmas 2008 · solutions

Collection paper for Hilary 2009 · solutions and marking scheme

Sample paper (past paper from 2010)

Sample paper (past paper from 2010) · solutions



I have prepared some worked examples in pdf files. To open the pdf file for an example click on the claims below. I recommend viewing the files in single page (non-continuous) mode (often called 'fit to width', symbol: four corners). To go to the next page use the page down or space key (rather than scrolling forward in continuous mode).

Partial truth tables

Natural Deduction proofs: propositional logic

Natural Deduction proofs: predidate logic

Natural Deduction proofs: predidate logic with identity