Philosophy Society explores Marxism

Benedict Haydn-Davies recently widened the horizons of the Philosophy Society with his inspiring lecture on Marxism. Despite the liberal reputation of Bedales the majority of the students voted against a revolution via their smart phones. Many 6.2s emerged disappointed and enraged at this show of slavery to consumerism; however, on a brighter note, Benedict spoke extremely eloquently along with Imo Jeffes (6.2) and Cameron Cross (Block 5), who both gave short presentations on the relevance of Marxism today and how it relates to the modern world. The talk was very amusing, with an extract of the 80s Hollywood must-see They Live, now on everyone’s viewing list. Benedict put much emphasis on ideology and how it affects our society. It stimulated an important discussion for young people to have, which is extremely relevant to the world of both today and tomorrow.

By Celeste Macilwaine, Head Girl


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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