Philosophy Plus Science Taster Day at the University of Oxford Wednesday 13 January 10:00-16:30
This event is open to students in Pre-IB, IB1 and IB2 (Year 11, 12 and 13) who will be 16 years of age or older on the day of the event and are studying (or planning to study) Maths at HL (or equivalent).
What is chaos? What is infinity? Can machines think? The links between Science and Philosophy are broad and deep, extending well beyond the obvious overlaps in logic, artificial intelligence, and ethics. Some of the greatest philosophers of the past – from Aristotle to Newton – are now known as scientists. Sir Isaac Newton’s first book, Mathematical principles of Natural Philosophy, outlines this everlasting relationship between science and philosophy which can still be seen today. This taster day provides an opportunity to find out more about how science and philosophy intertwine. More specifically, how Computer Science, Physics, and Mathematics all have one thing in common, Philosophy. This event is an opportunity for students who are considering applying for a joint degree in these subjects, and want to find out more.
- explore the areas where science and philosophy meet — attend lectures by Oxford experts
- find out about some of our joint-honours degrees — specifically Maths & Philosophy, Computer Science & Philosophy, and Physics & Philosophy.
- learn about the Oxford application process — explore real interview questions with the Tutors who ask them
- visit an Oxford college — find out what its really like to live and study at Oxford
The event is free of charge but places must be booked by your school. If you are a St. Clare’s Student why are interested in attending please email Melanie Moorhouse by Wednesday 25 November.