January Competition - Win Oscar Wilde "Disobedience" T-Shirt

The latest addition to Philosophy Football's 'dissenters' T-shirt range features these words from that iconoclastic rebel Oscar Wilde...
Mark Perryman
13 January 2010

The latest addition to Philosophy Football's 'dissenters' T-shirt range features these words from that iconoclastic rebel Oscar Wilde.  "Disobedience in the eyes of anyone who has read history is our original virtue, it is through disobedience that progress has been made, through disobedience and through rebellion."  

Available from we have 5 to be won in our January competition. To enter simply answer the following question :

To which gaol did Oscar Wilde dedicate a ballad?

Email your answer  with name, address and preferred T-shirt size to [email protected]  All winners will be informed direct following the closing date 31 January. No purchase necessary to enter.
Congratulations! To Tom Ash, Sam Geall, Darren Maughan,  Charlie Moore and David Wonfor . All winners of the Tom Paine shirt in our December competition, also available from

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