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St Cuthbert's Society

Reading Group

The Cuth’s Reading Group is a recent innovation organised by postgraduates but open to all students and members of staff. Students are invited to propose a short article, book chapter, or essay for a general audience, which can then be discussed in the Reading Group. Past examples of reading selections include:

  • C. P. Snow's famous 1959 lecture 'The Two Cultures'
  • Sally Haslanger's 2008 article in Hypatia, 'Changing the Ideology and Culture of Philosophy'
  • Newspaper articles by our 2015/16 IAS Fellow Professor Ted Gup on 'The Death of Facts'

The Reading Group meets once per term in the SCR in 12 South Bailey and can be attended by undergraduates, postgraduates, academic staff or members of the SCR. Refreshments are provided.


The next Reading Group will be held on Monday 28th November from 7:30pm in the SCR, 12 South Bailey. The Reading Group will be looking at 'Silence, Propaganda, and Ideology' and will be discussing a forthcoming article by IAS Fellow, Massimo Leone, entitled 'Silence Propaganda: A Semiotic Inquiry into the Ideologies of Taciturnity'. Tea and coffee will be provided and all are welcome to join. If you would like a copy of the reading, please contact the Postgraduate Academic Rep Lara at