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The Dorothy Emmet Lectures

Read about our annual public lecture series, the Dorothy Emmet Lectures.

Dorothy Emmet
Dorothy Emmet, 1996, copyright Hugh Mellor

We started the Dorothy Emmet Lectures in 2016. Emmet was lecturer, reader and then Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at Manchester from 1938 until her retirement in the mid-1960s, and was Head of Department for over twenty years. She died at the age of 95 in 2000.

The inaugural Dorothy Emmet Lecture, in 2016, was given by Catherine Elgin (Harvard), on the topic 'Nature's Handmaiden: Art'. 

The 2017 lecture will be given by Sherri Irvin (Oklahoma): 'Resisting Body Oppression: An Aesthetic Approach', at 6pm on Monday 15 May. It will be followed by a short wine reception. Find out more and reserve a place.

More about Dorothy Emmet

Read Hugh Mellor's introduction to the inaugural / Guardian obituary / Wikipedia page