ID 163
Title Malmesbury - the Philosophy Town
Broadcast 2011-11-18 00:00:00
Network BBC Radio 4
Presenter Mark Whitaker
Producer Mark Whitaker
Precis Malmesbury in Wiltshire is famous as the birthplace of Thomas Hobbes, and now wants to establish itself as the country's special Philosophy Town. Britain's most famous political philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, was born there, and Malmesbury wants to become for philosophy what Hay-on-Wye is for books, St Ives for painting or Aldeburgh for music.
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Txtime 1899-12-30 11:00:00
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Description Malmesbury in Wiltshire is famous as the birthplace of Thomas Hobbes, and now wants to establish itself as the country's special Philosophy Town.

Britain's most famous political philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, was born there, and Malmesbury wants to become for philosophy what Hay-on-Wye is for books, St Ives for painting or Aldeburgh for music.

Mark Whitaker reports on the scheme, which is the brainchild of philosophy and small-town enthusiast Michael Cuthbert.

Mark speaks to local residents about how they see the link between their town and philosophy. He also explores plans to give philosophy a permanent place in Malmesbury.

And he reports from Malmesbury Festival, the annual philosophy festival, and interviews leading philosophers including John Cottingham, Simon Glendinning and Angie Hobbs.

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Caption1 A view of Malmesbury town (courtesy the Philosophy Town festival)
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