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

Association of Philosophy Teachers (APT) The British Philosophical Association is launching a new initiative for people teaching philosophy in UK schools. The plan is to organise and gather teachers together to help support and promote our subject by building a reciprocal relationship between UK philosophy teachers and the BPA. At the moment and in this… Read the full article

BPPA Annual Conference:  Radical Philosophy ONLINE 25th – 28th of November  In association with Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) This year’s annual British Postgraduate Philosophical Association conference is on the theme of Radical philosophy. Radical Philosophy seeks to challenge, disrupt and expand governing norms, assumptions, and methods within the Analytic tradition. Analytic philosophy, broadly construed, is a tradition… Read the full article

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 January 16th 2023

Tender for EDI research

The British Philosophical Association (BPA) is inviting tenders to conduct research into the provision and experience of Philosophy in Schools,…

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