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Biography

MM McCabe works on ancient philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of medicine. 

Her publications focus on Plato, Aristotle and the pre-Socratics, with the occasional foray into Stoicism.  She is the author of Plato on Punishment (1981); Plato’s Individuals (1994); Plato and his Predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason (2000); and Platonic Conversations, a collection of published essays, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2015.  She was educated at Oxford High School for Girls and Newnham College Cambridge. From 1981-1990 she was Fellow in Classics at New Hall, University of Cambridge; she moved to King's College London in October 1990; she retired in 2014. She has spent some extended periods in the USA: at Harvard, at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, and at Princeton. From 2005-2008 she was a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow. She was President of the British Philosophical Association 2009-12, and she will be President of the Mind Association 2016-7.  She is the general editor of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in the Dialogues of Plato.  

Professor of Ancient Philosophy Emerita, King's College London
Honorary Fellow of Jesus College
Professor MM  McCabe
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John Donaldson

27 September 2022

The Museum of Classical Archaeology is very sad to report the death on 21 September 2022 of its former Assistant Curator, John Donaldson. John worked in the Museum from 1988 until his retirement in in March 2013. Indeed, the Museum looks the way it does in large part because of John, who was as happy painting bases as he...

Joyce Reynolds FBA (1918–2022)

12 September 2022

The Faculty of Classics is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Joyce Reynolds FBA. She was Reader Emerita in Roman Historical Epigraphy, Fellow of the British Academy, and Honorary Fellow of Newnham College, where she was Director of Studies in Classics from 1951 to 1979. She was awarded the Gold Medal of the...

BBC Radio 4 - Reflections on Majesty, Mary Beard

12 September 2022

Mary Beard is one of ten writers and scholars invited by the BBC to reflect on their experience of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Follow the link below to listen: Listen here

Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) awarded ERC grant

16 March 2022

Philippa Steele, Senior Research Associate at the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, has been awarded a grant of 2 million euros by the European Research Council (ERC) to investigate the visual properties of pre-modern writing. The five-year project, Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS), will...