Ben Page

Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy

When I left school I had absolutely no intention of going to university. I didn't even bother filling out an application form because all I wanted to do was play tennis. And yet here we are, many years later, and now the university can't get rid of me! Why's that? That's a long story, but in short I grew to love thinking about some of life's big questions, and have been hooked on philosophy ever since. 

In 2020 I came back to my academic roots by returning to Oxford, becoming one of the Philosophy tutors at Pembroke. I teach a number of papers for undergraduate tutorials and I love discussing topics, dissecting arguments, and analysing concepts and theories with students. I also run the Pembroke Philosophy blog, a place where Pembroke students can share and interact with one another on philosophical subjects that interest them.

In my own research I investigate new connections between different ideas in philosophy to see how they can be applied to solve problems elsewhere. Currently I am exploring certain metaphysical questions in philosophy of religion as well as thinking about how neo-Aristotelian metaphysics can provide the basis for a meta-ethical theory. When I have the time, I also create animated YouTube videos on philosophical topics, breaking down ideas to make them more accessible to a wider audience.