You are invited to attend an event titled ‘Who is a woman? And why it matters’ A conversation with two philosophers on Tuesday 14 May (17:00-19:00) in Room G01, Building L22, London Road Campus. The event is free to attend, but registration is essential. Please e-mail Professor Carol Fuller ( to register.

The event will be chaired by Professor Carol Fuller (Professor of Sociology of Education at the University of Reading’s Institute of Education), and the two speakers are Dr. Holly Lawford-Smith and Dr. Jane Jones.

Holly Lawford-Smith is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Melbourne. She obtained her BA and MA at the University of Otago, and her PhD at the Australian National University. Her interests are in social philosophy broadly construed, and latest publication is the book Not in Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable for Their States’ Actions? with Oxford University Press.

Jane Jones is a feminist philosopher and founder of The Institute of Feminist Thought, an online feminist school offering courses in feminist history and philosophy. Jane studied Social and Political Science at Cambridge before going on to gain an MPhil and PhD in feminist philosophy. Since 2011 she has been involved in feminist activism, while writing about issues at the intersection of feminist thought, politics and culture. Throughout the many years of studying and writing, Jane has worked as an educator – both in universities, and as a private tutor.