Kathy Wilkes Memorial Conference & Dinner - 'Exploring Identity: Political and Philosophical' | University of Oxford

Kathy Wilkes Memorial Conference & Dinner - 'Exploring Identity: Political and Philosophical'

Event date
16 Apr 2018 to 17 Apr 2018
Event time
15:30 - 21:00
Venue
St Hilda's College
Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DY
Venue details

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

Event type
Conferences
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Dr Kathy Wilkes was a Fellow of St Hilda's from 1973 until her death in 2003. She was one of the College's most distinguished female academics, who worked in an interdisciplinary way before this became fashionable. In particular, Dr Wilkes was a philosopher who was informed by experimental work in psychology. As well as a distinguished philosopher, she was a well-known supporter of academics struggling under communism in Eastern Europe. She played an important part in the so-called Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia. President Vaclav Havel awarded her the Commemorative Medal of the President of the Czech Republic in October 1998. Later, she lived in Dubrovnik and supported the Croatians in their war for independence. For her efforts she was made an honorary citizen of Dubrovnik (and a plaque in her honour can be found just outside the city walls). For all her achievements - philosophical and political - St Hilda's College has much to be proud of in Kathy Wilkes. This conference is to honour her achievements.