Iris Murdoch Summer School: Iris Murdoch and London

Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

THIS EVENT WAS CANCELLED   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 […]

Murdoch at Christmas


Join Professor Anne Rowe, author of numerous works on Murdoch including Iris Murdoch: A Literary Life and co-editor of Living on Paper, for a 45-minute lecture 'Murdoch at Christmas', followed by questions from the audience. Tickets are £5 for Iris Murdoch Society Members and students, £10 for everyone else. The lecture will be live via […]

£5.00 – £10.00

‘Murdoch off the Map’, Prof. Cora Diamond


We're delighted to welcome Cora Diamond, who will be giving this year's philosophy plenary titled 'Murdoch off the Map'. Cora Diamond is a leading American philosopher who is well known for her contributions to the interpretation of Wittgenstein and Frege, for her contributions to the philosophy of logic, mind, language, as well as to ethics, […]

£5.00 – £10.00

Iris Murdoch: A Writer’s Life

Bishop Otter Campus, University of Chichester

An exhibition displaying items from the Iris Murdoch Collections (Kingston University Archives) to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iris Murdoch Research Centre at the University of Chichester

The Tenth International Iris Murdoch Conference: Place and Space

Cloisters, Bishop Otter Campus

The Tenth International Conference on Iris Murdoch will take place at the University of Chichester in 2022. The conference will showcase ongoing, and published, Murdoch scholarship with a particular focus on Place and Space.

£150.00 – £190.00

Conference Gala Meal

Join us as we celebrate the end of a wonderful conference in Chichester. You will enjoy a wonderful three-course meal in the city, and the after-dinner entertainment will be provided by the IMS President Anne Rowe, and our Society Patron, the acclaimed actress Annette Badland.


Christmas Lecture – ‘The Unicorn: Summoning Marian Taylor’


In this lecture Dr Rob Hardy (Henan Normal University, China) will discuss female agency, power and the gothic in Murdoch's The Unicorn, and will be followed by a Q&A. A treat for the festive season! The lecture is free for Society members, £5 for all others. Zoom link to be sent 24 hours before the lecture.

Free – £5.00