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‘On April 19th 1880 at 17 Bloomsbury Square a group of five men met to discuss the establishment of a new student organisation for the serious discussion of philosophy. Far from a gathering of professional academic philosophers, the group included a British Socialist activist, a Shakespeare scholar and importantly a young chemist – Dr. Alfred Senier – whose original idea it had been, along with some of his students, to set up a philosophical society ... Since its foundation, The Society has provided, and continues to provide, a welcoming forum for philosophers and non-philosophers alike to listen to high quality talks and to engage in philosophical discussion.'

'Our Philosophy Society visiting speakers series, Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy series, PG Seminar and the Work in progress seminar. In addition, we host Royal Institute of Philosophy Birmingham branch events, seminars at the Birmingham Centre for Philosophy of Religion, and various other public lectures and events throughout the year.'


Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'Consistently ranked among the top philosophy departments in the country for research and teaching, the Department of Philosophy is one of the largest and most distinguished in the UK ... The Department has ongoing partnerships with a variety of cultural and educational organisations, aiming to make philosophy available and relevant beyond the walls of academia.'

'World-leading staff, an active and international student community, and an exceptionally diverse range of modules makes Sheffield one of the world’s most exciting places to study philosophy ... Our departmentally organised events and activities range from conferences to community outreach, whilst our staff and students also put on a range of social and research-based activities.'

'Our outreach projects aim to inspire the next generation of philosophers and to bring philosophy into the wider community. Doing philosophy doesn’t require any special knowledge, tools or techniques – just reason, an open mind, and a willingness to challenge assumptions. Our outreach activities are focused on facilitating and guiding philosophical debate and reflection for those who may have had no prior exposure to the subject.'


Member of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Grouping

'One of the leading international centres for philosophy in Britain ... There is a busy programme of conferences, workshops and visiting speakers from universities in the UK and from abroad. Our regular departmental visiting speaker series – the Philosophy Club – is open to everybody.'

'Philosophy has been studied at Oxford for over 800 years. Some of the world’s most famous philosophers have taught at Oxford ... Today the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford is widely acknowledged to be one of the world’s great centres for research and teaching in philosophy ... The Faculty’s high standing, together with internationally renowned lecture series such as the annual John Locke lectures, attract many distinguished academic visitors, with a very large number of philosophers both from around the UK and from the rest of the world giving lectures or seminars in Oxford each year. Almost every major philosopher speaks in Oxford at some time in their career.'

'The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community ... The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.'

Established 2016: 'A weekly philosophy podcast inspiring and supporting students, teachers, academics, and free-thinkers worldwide ... The project aims to provide students and teachers with high-quality resources, whilst creating content that is appealing and accessible to the general public. The Panpsycast also aims to inspire further study and seeks to disseminate research from leading scholars ... The Panpsycast has been a dream come true, and as we move forward, we want to be creating more content. More interviews, more "old-school" episodes, spin-off shows, audiobooks, after shows, and books!'

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