On the evening of Tuesday January 31st, Radley was fortunate enough to receive an enthralling talk from Professor Jeff McMahan, White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford University. The Professor spoke about whether war was ever morally permissible, and his fascinating and intellectually stimulating arguments covered the Principles of the Just War, whilst he gave it a modern and anecdotal twist. He not only entertained Radley, but several other schools, such as Oxford High School.
His engaging commentary prompted a multitude of questions, from Don and pupil alike, which highlighted the Professor’s profound understanding of the topic. Radley was extremely lucky to have Iain Campbell, Head of Classics, to organise this talk for the College.
Report by Freddie Fowler, F Social 6.1