The BPA are proud to announce that Fiona Macpherson, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience at the University of Glasgow, has been appointed as the new President of the British Philosophical Association. She follows Professor Robert Stern who held the position from 2012 to 2018. As Professor… Read the full article

We all know that philosophical thinking is improved when we get people together to share their ideas and to listen to each other, it’s why we hold workshops, conferences, seminars and colloquia. But we also know that getting a lot of people to travel across countries or continents is damaging the environment. The BPA want… Read the full article

The UK Government’s Department of Business, Innovation and Skills have appointed Lord Nicholas Stern to review the Research Excellence Framework. They issued a ’call for evidence’ in January 2016 (here), in order to (in their words) “explore some of the issues raised and investigate ways in which a simpler, lighter-touch, system for the REF might… Read the full article

The Hungarian Parliament are instigating legislation that would make it impossible for CEU to continue its present operations in Budapest (details are here). The BPA have sent a letter to the Hungarian Minister responsible for universities recommending that Parliament revise these plans. The letter was co-signed by 30 departments of philosophy from the UK and Ireland. Mr…. Read the full article

The BPA, the heads of philosophy departments, and many learned societies have today sent an open letter to St Mary’s University, Twickenham, urging them to retain their Philosophy programme. The BPA understand that the University’s management has been consulting about closing the Philosophy programme, a move which we think would run directly counter to the… Read the full article

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