Thank you to everyone who voted in the recent BPA Exec election and to those who stood.  We are pleased to announce that the following six people will serve on the BPA Exec. Committee for a three year term from 1st September: Derek Brown (Glasgow) Sophie-Grace Chappell (Open) Josh Forstenzer (Sheffield) Rosanna Keefe (Sheffield) Ian… Read the full article

UKRI has recently been consulting about the REF2029 and specially about plans to make longer-form outputs, such as books, open access.  In keeping with other learned societies, the BPA submitted its response. OA BPA response The submission was the basis for a THES article that appeared on 28th June 2024.

We are delighted to announce that the Charity Commission has approved the BPA’s application to become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Following discussion with Charity Commission, the formal “object” of the BPA is now: For the public benefit the advancement of education, specifically by the promotion of excellence in the teaching of, study of, and… Read the full article

The BPA will shortly be publishing a set of resources for early career researchers – to include sample job application materials and advice sheets. We expect these to be published at the end of June!

The British Philosophical Association (BPA) is inviting tenders to conduct research into the provision and experience of Philosophy in Schools, FE and HE in the UK. The research will generate and analyse data on demographics and taught provision in Philosophy in the UK to assess the strengths and weaknesses in the promotion of EDI in… Read the full article

[ Update: please see this news item – since 29 April 2024, the BPA is now a registered charity ] At present the British Philosophical Association is an unincorporated association. The BPA’s Executive Committee has proposed that the BPA should become a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). This was approved by our members at the Annual… Read the full article

There are THREE elected posts that are vacant on the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association at the end of academic year 2021-22.  We have TEN people who have come forward for consideration. Elected candidates will start their term of office in September 2022 and will be in post for a three year term… Read the full article

In May 2022 there has been highly concerning news about proposed course closures and suspensions at some UK universities, with academic colleagues put at risk of redundancy.  Some of these proposals affect Departments of Philosophy.  The BPA has put out a statement about this general situation here: 20th May 2022 – open letter.  We will… Read the full article

The BPA is pleased to be sponsoring the Diversity Reading List‘s seminar series ‘Decolonising Knowledge‘. The idea is to bring together a diverse set of perspectives in a series of talks on the theme of decolonising knowledge. All the sessions will take place online, it’s free to take part, to register email Here is… Read the full article

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