Derek Parfit's Memorial Service

Derek Parfit 1942-2017

Memorial Service - video recordings

On June 3, 2017, friends, family and colleagues of the noted moral philosopher Derek Parfit gathered in the Codrington Library, All Souls College, Oxford, to celebrate his life. The speeches given at the memorial service were recorded and are available to view on Vimeo.  Presented in order of appearance, these talks offer insights into this great philosopher's personality, life story, and work.

Filming and post production were by Michael Parfit and David Parfit, sound recording was by David Parfit, and still photographs were provided by Theodora (Parfit) Ooms and many of the participants in the celebration. 

Parfit Library

We are honoured to have been entrusted with Derek Parfit’s Library by his wife, Professor Janet Radcliffe Richards. We are currently preparing the collection to be made available as a standalone library that will be a resource for Parfit scholars for generations to come. We would like to thank Professor Radcliffe Richards on behalf of the University for her generosity. 

Further information on the Library, its launch, and how to access the collection will follow.  See this page for further details.