Posted by Ryan Ng, Sunday, 20th January 2013 @ 7:39pm
A Theory of Justice: The Musical! will be running in Keble's O'Reilly Theatre from the 30 Jan - 2 Feb. This exciting new musical is an all-singing, all-dancing romp through 2,500 years of political philosophy, written by Oxford PPEists.
'In order to draw inspiration for his magnum opus, John Rawls travels back through time to converse (in song) with a selection of political philosophers, including Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill. But the journey is not as smooth as he hoped: for as he pursues his love interest, the beautiful student Fairness, through history, he must escape the evil designs of his libertarian arch-nemeses, Robert Nozick and Ayn Rand. Will he achieve his goal of defining Justice as Fairness? '
The world's first feature-length musical about political philosophy opens in Oxford's Keble O'Reilly Theatre.
Produced by Ramin Sabi and Eylon Aslan-Levy
Directed by Esmé Hicks and Robert Natzler
Musical direction by Toby Huelin and Bethan Griffiths
Choreography by Dana Mills
More details are available on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/571038909577682/
Posted by Ryan Ng, Sunday, 13th January 2013 @ 9:23pm
We are delighted to welcome Jon Cruddas to speak to us here in Oxford. Jon Cruddas is a member of the Shadow Cabinet currently in charge of Labour's policy review in the run-up to the next election. Graduating with a Ph.D in Philosophy from Warwick University, he became Deputy Political Secretary to Tony Blair, where he was heavily involved in the introduction of the minimum wage. He was elected MP for Dagenham in 2001, and stood for Deputy Leadership of the party in 2007.
Date: 18th January 2013
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building
This event is free for members of PPE Society and OULC, and £3 for non-members at the door.