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Current students

In this section you will find important information about your course along with other useful resources.Choose your level of study to get started:

More course essentials and facilities

List of Central London teaching venues

Teaching venues map 2014

Student services

Term dates 2016/17

    • Autumn term: Monday 3 October to Friday 16 December 2016
    • Christmas closing: Friday 23 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017
    • Spring term: Monday 9 January to Friday 24 March 2017
    • Easter closing: Thursday 13 April 2016 to Tuesday 18 April 2017
    • Summer term: Monday 24 April to Friday 7 July 2017

Library resources

General Philosophy Web Resources

Institutes and societies

    Intercollegiate lectures, talks and conferences

  • The Department of Philosophy is a member of the University of London’s Institute of Philosophy. Students in the Department therefore belong to a large, intercollegiate community of philosophers, and are welcome at a vast range of seminars, lectures, talks and conferences.
    • Institues and Societies

    • The Institute of Philosophy
      The Institute of Philosophy runs a series of lunchtime seminars and one-day conferences on a variety of philosophical topics, and invites speakers from around the world. Information about the programme of events can be found on the Institute's website.

      The Aristotelian Society
      The Society
      arranges a programme of distinguished speakers every academic year, meetings are held fortnightly on Monday afternoons in Senate House. Speakers introduce their papers and then answer questions from the audience. There is a reduced membership fee for students.

      The Royal Institute of Philosophy

      The Royal Institute of Philosophy runs a lecture series on Friday evenings at 5.45 p.m.

      The Jacobsen Lecture

      The University of London Jacobsen Lecture is held annually and is given by a specially invited philosopher of international standing.

      The Birkbeck Philosophy Society

      The Birkbeck Philosophy Society runs frequent events ranging from Q&As to debates and parties. Regular weekly meetings are held on Wednesday evenings.

      Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

      The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities arranges a programme of conferences and workshops on current intellectual issues in the Humanities.

      Birkbeck Student Union
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