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Iris Murdoch Summer School: Iris Murdoch and London

Monday 15 June 2020 - Thursday 18 June 2020



What’s included?

We will be studying The Nice and the Good, A Fairly Honourable Defeat, A Word Child and The Green Knight. Full tuition including lectures and seminars on all the novels taught, and optional 1:1 supervisions as required.

Teaching staff are:

Dr Miles Leeson, Director of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at Chichester and author of Iris Murdoch: Philosophical Novelist and editor of Iris Murdoch: A Centenary Celebration.

Dr Frances White, Deputy Director and author of Becoming Iris Murdoch.

We are also delighted to announce Prof. Anne Rowe as our guest lecturer on The Green Knight.

Also included:

  • Welcome refreshments every morning, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner every day – on the final evening (Wednesday) dinner is at a restaurant in town (included in price). All other meals on campus.
  • A literary tour of the city of Chichester with a professional guide.
  • A boat tour of Chichester Harbour – guide and transport provided.
  • Conference support team.

No prior knowledge required – all we ask is that you read the books, and the supplementary material we will send to you via email in advance. This is for the general reader, or those with a good knowledge of Murdoch’s works already.


£350 per person (IM Society Price – this is just £10 student, £20 UK, or £25 worldwide per year)

£400 (all others)


If you require accommodation on site the cost is £45 per person per night in a single ensuite room and includes breakfast (English or Continental). To book please email:

For further details, and to book, please email

Places are very limited to make sure this is an enjoyable experience for all.


The Iris Murdoch Research Centre organises a variety of events each year focusing on Iris Murdoch, her milieu, and related academic areas at University of Chichester.

It also supports events connected to Murdoch both nationally and internationally.


Monday 15 June 2020
Thursday 18 June 2020


Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester