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

Meetings are from 5pm-7pm on varying days of the week. Dates are chosen on a month by month basis.

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

Members include fellows, graduate students, and other interested parties.

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

This term's reading is:
  • Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough 
The discussion for this will be over zoom because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Next meeting: 8th March 2021.

Texts already discussed:
  • 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...)