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Continuing to transgress boundaries

Our school consists of an active community of philosophers, art historians and researchers.

From our undergraduate students exploring the major philosophical questions of today, to our academic staff unveiling their latest art curations, you can keep up with our developments and read all about our current activities here.


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Rising Star Award for inspirational graduate

The day after graduating with a BA in Philosophy and Politics at Essex, Olamide Odanye was named Rare Rising Star at the House of Commons. The award was in recognition of her extensive volunteering and mentoring work.

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