Welcome to the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association

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BPA Journal Survey

In late 2014, the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the British Philosophical Association (BPA) jointly conducted a survey of 43 philosophy journals to gather data on their submission and acceptance rates, review process, and the percentages of papers submitted and accepted that were written by women and members of minority ethnic groups from 2011 to 2013.

***Latest CFA for October Masterclass***

Hello Postgraduates,

Please cast your eyes over the latest CFA for our October Masterclass hosted by the University of Liverpool: http://secondbppamasterclass2015.blogspot.co.uk/. It's looking to be an exciting event!

MAP London

Calling all London based philosophy students. Are you interested in contributing to the debate on why your philosophy curriculum is biased towards certain representative groups? If so, make sure you get along to this event, or get in touch with the organisers to see how you could get involved: https://www.facebook.com/events/811557268929542

Extended Deadline for BPPA October Masterclass 2015, Liverpool

The deadline for applications for the second BPPA Masterclass of 2015 has been extended to 9am on 29th May, 2015. Good luck with your applications!

***BPPA Masterclasses 2015 Confirmed***

The BPPA is pleased to announce and confirm details for the two official masterclasses of 2015. Please see below for more details.

Masterclass One: Institute of Philosophy, London, 14th-15th May, 2015
Masterclass Two: University of Liverpool, 2nd-3rd October, 2015


First 2015 BPPA Masterclass: Objectivity, Space and Mind
Institute of Philosophy, London, 14th-15th May, 2015
With Bill Brewer, King’s College London and M. G. F. Martin, University College London/U. C. Berkeley

***BPPA 2015 Annual Conference***

The 2015 BPPA Annual Conference will be hosted by the University of Southampton, 23-25th June, 2015.

Please see below their Call for Papers. The BPPA encourages postgraduates to submit papers - this will be a great opportunity to discuss your research with peers and to take part in our unique careers day.


CFP: BPPA Annual Conference


The University of Edinburgh will be holding a masterclass in practical philosophy -- ethics, metaethics, political philosophy -- on March 12th, 2015 we This is for MA/MSc/BPhil/MLitt/MRes (etc) level students from any institution. If you are interested in these areas of philosophy then please consider coming along!

For information and registration details see here:


Yours faithfully,

Guy Fletcher

BPPA Conference 2015 CFO

The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association Invitation for Applications
to Organise and Host the Annual Conference and Careers Day 2015

The BPPA Annual Conference
Now in its 18th year, the BPPA annual conference began in 1997 with the dual aims of featuring the highest quality postgraduate work in philosophy, and finding creative ways to satisfy the development needs of current graduate students. The preferred format includes a traditional two-day postgraduate philosophy conference, and an entire day devoted to career preparation. To our knowledge, this particular programme is not offered by any other graduate philosophy conference in the world. The format has proved to be widely successful and the BPPA are always open to further innovation so as to benefit the diverse expectations of the current postgraduate community.

Call for Nominations

The British Postgraduate Philosophy Association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on September 10th at The British Postgraduate Philosophy Conference at The University of Leeds.

Report from British Philosophical Association Executive Meeting

In December 2013 BPPA were asked to nominate a postgraduate representative to the Executive Committee of the BPA. At the subsequent BPPA committee meeting Neil McDonnell was nominated.

Prior to meeting with the executive the BPPA committee met to discuss what issues could be raised. An email had been sent asking regional reps to forward what concerns they wished to have raised but no issues were forthcoming. Three items were agreed:


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