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

The University of West of England Bristol (UWE) appears to have decided to cancel its successful BA Philosophy degree, without consultation and without any clear rationale. The programme, which is financially viable, popular with students, and scores very well in the NSS, is well known for promoting European philosophy. Its threatened closure is very mysterious…. Read the full article

On Weds 17th June 2020, the British Philosophical Association and other subject associations wrote to UK government ministers calling for significant changes in the way that higher education is funded and supported. As UK higher education institutions reportedly fall in the global rankings, forty-nine professional associations representing diverse academic research fields and thousands of UK-based… Read the full article

The British Philosophical Association has today written to the Minister of State for Universities and the Secretary of State for Education to draw attention to the many important contributions made by philosophers at UK institutions during the pandemic so far. Professor Fiona Macpherson,  President of the BPA, wrote to government ministers to describe many of… Read the full article

  The BPA are delighted to learn that the number of examination entries for the philosophy A-Level are projected to rise again this year. AQA, the exam board offering the UK’s only A level in Philosophy, has started the process of recruiting new examiners for the 2020 summer series and beyond. Although some teaching experience… Read the full article

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