Essemble for Academic Markdown



If you use Markdown for your academic writing, you can now use (MA alumnus) Nick Gravgaard’s “Essemble” tool to generate the cover page.

Essemble assembles essays from Markdown files and inserts a coversheet as the first page. The coversheet is populated from metadata in the Markdown file, as well as a word count based on the Markdown after it’s been processed by Pandoc. Since the information for the coversheet is in the Markdown file, this means it can be tracked by one’s version control system, and can be edited using one’s normal text editing tools.

Get it here.

‘Rejoining Jane’ performance dance at Bush House Arcade – Tuesday, 12th



Come along to Bush House Arcade to see a performance of the wonderful dance ‘Rejoining Jane‘. (trailer)

Tuesday, 12 March – 19:00

Registration: Free (required)


This performance is presented as part of Art | Philosophy: Migration, Meaning, Time, an exhibition from the Centre for Philosophy and The Visual Arts, hosted in the Bush House Arcade 26 February – 22 March 2019.

Art | Philosophy is a collaboration between King’s College London’s Department of Philosophy and Kunsthuis SYB. It is supported by the university’s Culture team and the Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

Mary Wollstonecraft: Feminism, Freedom and Political Economy – 8 March, Strand


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King’s is hosting an event on the work of proto-feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft for International Women’s day, March 8th, 16:30 – 18:30:

Mary Wollstonecraft: Feminism, Freedom and Political Economy

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a discussion on one of the earliest feminist texts, Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), hosted by the Department of Political Economy at KCL. The event will kick off with a reading of the book’s Introduction, followed by a panel discussion that will address Wollstonecraft’s feminism, views on freedom, and political economy. The evening will conclude with a reception for all attendees.


  • Dr Signy Gutnick-Allen is a Fellow in the Department of Government at LSE working on early modern British and European political thought and debates over citizenship.
  • Dr Alan Coffee is a Visiting Fellow in KCL’s Dickson Poon School of Law, working on the civic republican conception of freedom and Mary Wollstonecraft as a republican political philosopher.
  • Dr Catherine Packham is a Reader in the School of English at the University of Sussex, working on the relation between Philosophy and Political Economy in the 18th century and focusing on Mary Wollstonecraft and debates over political economy in the 1790s.
  • Victorine Pontillon is a Franco-American freelance director, producer and actress settled in London.

Registration: Link (free).


Art|Philosophy Exhibition and Talks on Migration, from next Tuesday


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Migration, Meaning, Time: CPVA Artists in Residence


Exhibition: 10:00 – 17:00 Weekdays, Tue 26th Feb – Fri 22nd March (Free)

Opening and Talks: Tue 26th Feb 18:00 – 20:00 (Eventbrite Registration Required)

Location: Bush House Arcade, London

More: Link.

Join us for an exhibition, talks and drinks showcasing the latest work by artists in residence at the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts as they explore and challenge philosophical conceptions of migration, time and meaning. This show brings together their recent work and establishes a platform for dialogue between philosophers, artists and the public.

Being an Ally Forum


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Sarah Fine will we chairing the Being an Ally forum on social justice this Wednesday:


Carys Afoko
Co-Founder, Level Up

Dawn Foster
Journalist, The Guardian

Sridhar Venkatapuram
Senior Lecturer of Global Health and Philosophy, KCL

Many people see themselves as allies, not themselves marginalized but nonetheless standing alongside members of marginalized groups in their struggle for social justice. The role of more powerful groups can be important, but some attempts at solidarity can also badly fail the very people they intend to help. We reflect on the significant questions and challenges involved in being an ally amidst the changing social justice movements of the twenty-first century. What does being an ally mean? When and why are allies important? And why do some attempts end in failure?

Date and Time:
13 February, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hong Kong Theatre
LSE, Clement House, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF

More: Link.

Tom Hodgson at The Queen’s College, Oxford


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Tom Hodgson will be presenting:

‘A defence of structured propositions’

at the ‘Linguistic Meaning: Metaphysics, Epistemology and Ethics‘ conference, at The Queen’s College, University of Oxford in association with ConceptLab, Oslo.

Apr. 25, 2019 – Apr. 27, 2019, The Queen’s College (Shulman Auditorium) High Street Oxford OX1 4AW. (more details)