SCIO alumna graduates PhD from the University of Edinburgh

laurenware 2Lauren Ware (née Hosty) who attended the Scholars’ Semester in Oxford in Michaelmas Term (fall semester) 2005, has recently graduated her PhD from the University of Edinburgh with a thesis entitled ‘Plato’s bond of love: eros as participation in beauty’. She is one of the many students who find their time in Oxford on a SCIO programme integral in their decision to pursue an academic career.

Lauren says, ‘I’m so proud to be a part of the SCIO family, and remember my own ‘Oxford days’ so very fondly. My undergraduate degree was in political science and, though I was always partial to Plato, it was at Oxford with my tutorials on The Republic that the seeds were planted for how I wanted to approach the dialogues for my graduate study in philosophy. [Oxford] really was a transformative experience [for me] not just as a student but as an individual as well…the fellowship and community, being a part of the student societies, and just all the support we got from the staff was amazing. It was definitely the highlight of my undergraduate degree.’

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