The Inaugural Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial Lecture , St Hilda's College

anita allen

Defying tradition to follow a noble passion:


 The first Black American woman to gain a PhD in Philosophy in the USA


We are delighted to welcome Professor Anita L. Allen, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, to give the first lecture in this series. Professor Allen will examine Dr Joyce Mitchell Cook’s (PPP, 1955) contribution to Philosophy, her career and her enduring influence on those who followed her path.

"When we honor the first Black woman to earn a PhD in Philosophy we honor everyone who has dared to defy tradition and follow a noble passion." Anita L. Allen 

This will be interactive online lecture, followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A, chaired by Dr Anita Avramides, Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy.

Register online. Proceeds from this event and voluntary donations will go to the Joyce Mitchell Cook Memorial Fund.

Registration is free to all members of the University.