Life in the Philosophy Department has been enriched by the generosity of a number of benefactors, including, of course, former students. Currently we are able to offer post-graduate scholarships to the value of almost £40,000 per annum, purely as a result of legacies and gifts given to the department for this purpose. No other Philosophy Department in the country has such funds at its disposal, as far as we know. More than a hundred of our research students have benefitted in some way from these scholarships. Several of our former students who now hold jobs teaching Philosophy elsewhere in the UK would not have been able to complete their studies without this support.
Another recent gift has allowed us greatly to increase the number of books and periodicals bought for the departmental library, and, a further gift allowed us to increase the opening hours of the library. Other contributions have allowed us to hold the Shearman Lectures, which were originally endowed before the age of inflation, and to set up a prize in memory of Richard Murphy, a former student.
The Keeling Lectures and Colloquia are also funded through the generosity of a donor, in the memory of S.V. Keeling, who taught in the department before the second world war, and died in 1979.
We are continually looking for further ways to improve the educational experience of students, from travel funds for undergraduates to the creation of a new Chair. If you would like to discuss any such possibility, please contact the head of department, Professor Paul Snowdon, by mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 020 7679 3065. Alternatively
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