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Major endowment for philosophy of mind at Oxford

A University Lecturership in the Philosophy of Mind, in association with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Catherine’s College, has been endowed in perpetuity following a donation from the Laces Trust.

The Laces Trust is an educational charity with particular interests in philosophy of psychiatry and the endowed post will involve research in philosophy of mind, with particular emphasis on work related to psychiatry,psychology, neuroscience and cognitive science.

The joint post, which will be known as the Fulford Clarendon University Lecturership in Philosophy of Mind and the Fulford Fellowship in Philosophy of Mind, is named after Professor KWM (Bill) Fulford, a central figure in the development of the teaching and research infrastructure of philosophy of psychiatry.

The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Andrew Hamilton, said: ‘The Oxford Philosophy Faculty and St Catherine’s College are extremely grateful for the generosity of The Laces Trust, and for its continued support of philosophy of mind at Oxford.

‘Oxford philosophy is making many contributions to the rapidly expanding field of philosophy and psychiatry – indeed, fifteen faculty members are already working in related fields. Thanks to The Laces Trust, Oxford’s reputation as a leading University in this field will be enhanced even further.’

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