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Emma, 2nd Year

The Whichcote Society

The Whichcote Society, founded in Lent Term 2013, is a group for the reading and discussion of metaphysics, poetics and theology.

The Society is named in honour of Benjamin Whichcote, student and fellow of Emmanuel from 1626 until 1643, and tutor and intellectual father to the seventeenth-century thinkers known as the Cambridge Platonists.

Women of the Bible

This year the Whichcote Society will be exploring the representation of Biblical women in drama, music, literature and painting.

The Society welcomes attendees from all faculties, and looks forward to illuminating our reading in the light of contributions and perspectives from across the academic disciplines.


We meet fortnightly at 8pm in the Fellows' Breakfast Room, with wine and cheese to accompany our reflections. If you would like to attend, please drop a line to Dr Simone Kotva (

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