This Wittgenstein Reading Group meets about one a month in term times at St Hilda's College, Oxford UK.

Meetings are from 5pm-7pm.

They consist of discussion of about 20 pages of text which members have read beforehand.

Members include fellows, current graduate students, and other interested parties who have studied philosophy.

The convenor is Richard Gipps. Please contact him at to ask about opportunities/requirements for joining.

The book we are currently reading/discussing is Philosophical Investigations.
  • 17th October (Monday 2nd week), Canada Room; PI §§166-192
  • 14th November (Monday 6th week), Canada Room; PI §§193-242
Texts already discussed:
  • Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough 
  • Lectures on Aesthetics, Freud, and Religious Belief
  • Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology vol 1
  • Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology vols 1 & 2
  • Zettel
  • Culture & Value
  • Cambridge Lectures - Moore's Notes
  • Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough
  • On Certainty

A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. (Drury, quoting Wittgenstein, 1930; the analogy perhaps has its limitations...)