In ‘The Philosophers’ Daughters’, two young people, Petra and Thora Vardy, pose direct and challenging questions about God, humanity, the universe, relationships, environment and wealth. Philosophers, theologians, scientists and religious leaders attempt to offer some answers or at least show how to engage with the questions. Amongst contributors are MBIT’s Anna Abram, Michael Barnes, Louise Nelstrop, Sue Price, and Gemma Simmonds, as well as other Mark Oakley, Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge, cardinals and bishops. The book is beautifully illustrated by Rabbi Dan Cohn Sherbok.
The launch of the book (published in March 2023 by DLT) will take place on 7 March at MBIT, 4 pm. The authors (Petra, Thora and their parents, Peter and Charlotte Vardy) will be at the event. Peter Vardy who edited the book was Vice Principal of Heythrop College, University of London. He now runs the largest events for sixth-form students of Philosophy and Religious Studies in Britain. Young people and adults who care about the education of children will find the book appealing and fascinating. All welcome to attend.