Pamela Sue Anderson Studentship for the Encouragement of the Place of Women in Philosophy

22 Mar Pamela Sue Anderson Studentship for the Encouragement of the Place of Women in Philosophy

Regent’s Park College is pleased to announce the creation of a fund for the Pamela Sue Anderson Studentship for the Encouragement of the Place of Women in Philosophy.

Professor Anderson passed away on 12 March 2017, following a distinguished career in which she championed the place of women and women’s experience in the study of Philosophy of Religion.  Over the last two years in which she was living with cancer, Pamela was able to consider what kind of legacy she would like to leave to Regent’s Park, the University of Oxford, and to the world of Philosophy at large, alongside her prodigious body of published work.  In conversation with colleagues, she expressed a desire to begin a postgraduate studentship to support those intending to study some aspect of Feminist Philosophy/Philosophy of Religion, which has now been created and named in her honour.

The Anderson family has requested that gifts in her memory be directed to this new studentship, for which we are seeking an endowment of £150,000.  At Regent’s Park, where Pamela arrived in 2001, we know how much she was loved and admired by her colleagues and the many students she taught and supported, and we hope that they will all consider this studentship to be a fitting memorial to her.

To make a contribution to the endowment, of any size, visit Regent’s Park College’s page on the website of the Oxford Thinking campaign.  Benefactors from the USA should donate through Americans for Oxford; choose Regent’s Park College and add ‘Pamela Sue Anderson Studentship’ under ‘further information’.

Love is the name for our pursuit of wholeness, for our desire to be complete.

Plato, Symposium

Picture: Detail of Diotima of Mantinea, the female philosopher who taught Plato the philosophy of love.