I’m always happy to be contacted about outreach work. For several years I was a session leader for the Cambridge University Outreach programme, which aims to widen participation in higher education in the UK. I was the first in my family to go to university, and I am passionate about making higher education more accessible and diverse. I also really enjoy teaching and promoting philosophy to young people.
My principal workshop is called ‘Exploring Hate Speech’. During this workshop we discuss issues like hate speech, free speech, and political injustice, and apply ideas from philosophy, politics and law to contemporary debates and examples. The workshop is designed so that participants do not need to know anything about these subjects beforehand. I also deliver workshops on general philosophy and on applying to university.
I am happy to run workshops for state secondary school students of all ages. Please feel free to email me at lucy.1.mcdonald[@]kcl.ac.uk.