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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism

 

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The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism (CCSP) has enjoyed a remarkable year. We have hosted some of the great scholars of Platonism to lecture on their work and we have had some excellent workshops and seminars. We have also continued to win major grants and develop our research projects.

The academic year 2023\2024 promises to be equally stimulating and rewarding. The Centre actively encourages graduate students who wish to work on the Platonic tradition in any period. 

-Prof. Douglas Hedley

Latest news

Conference | Plotinus and Barfield: Emanation and Evolution | 14th September 2024

10 July 2024

On Saturday 14th September, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a conference devoted to the influence of Neoplatonism on Owen Barfield. This event will take place in the Lightfoot Room, Faculty of Divinity. Owen Barfield had been interested in Neoplatonism throughout his long life. One of the aspects...

Conference | The Logos in the Platonic Tradition | September 2025

17 June 2024

In September 2025, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a conference 'The Logos in the Platonic Tradition'. The event will be organised by Mateusz Stróżyński (Director of the Institute of Classical Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University) and Douglas Hedley (Director of the Cambridge Centre for the Study...

New Publication | Christian Hengstermann, 'The Latin Works of Henry More', V.1

5 June 2024

New Publication | Christian Hengstermann, 'The Latin Works of Henry More', V.1 The Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism is proud to announce the publication of the first in the Peeters series The Latin Works of Henry More : Centre Associate Christian Hengstermann's new volume, Critique of the Teutonic Philosophy and...

Event | A Celebration of the work of Margaret Barker | 24th May 2024

22 May 2024

On Friday 24 th May, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host a celebration of the work of Dr Margaret Barker. This event will take place in the Latimer Room, Clare College. A programme can be found here: mb_event_programme_for_circulation.pdf mb_event_programme_for_circulation.pdf

Talk | Sean McGrath, 'Spirit of Nature / Spirit of God: The Late Schelling's Rethinking of the World Soul' | 1st May 2024

22 April 2024

On Wednesday 1st May 2024, the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Platonism will host Prof. Sean McGrath, who will deliver a talk 'Spirit of Nature / Spirit of God: The Late Schelling's Rethinking of the World Soul'. This event will take place in the Runcie Room of the Faculty of Divinity, beginning at 5pm (UK time). The...