As a student in the Department of Philosophy you will belong to a large, intercollegiate community of philosophers, and be welcome at a vast range of seminars, lectures, talks and conferences across London.
The Department is located within very easy reach of the College Library, the University of London Library and the British Library, and within very easy reach of a wealth of important resources:
The Birkbeck Philosophy Society
- The students of the Department run a Philosophy Society. We encourage all students to join.
- The Society generally holds meetings three or four times a term at which a philosopher from another university presents a paper followed by discussion.
- These meetings give you the opportunity to see a wide range of philosophers in action, including some of the most
distinguished people working in the subject.
- Information about the programme of events can
be found on the Philosophy Society's website.
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.
- It often invites prominent philosophers to speak, and you can find its programme on its website.
- Contact: email@example.com, Tel: 020 3073 8363
The Aristotelian Society
- We strongly recommend that you join the Aristotelian Society.
- This world-famous society arranges a programme of distinguished speakers every academic year.
- Meetings are held fortnightly on Monday afternoons in Senate House. There is a reduced membership fee for students.
- The paper for each meeting is circulated in advance. Speakers introduce their papers and then answer questions from the audience.
The Institute of Philosophy
- The Institute of Philosophy is part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Studies.
- It runs a series of lunchtime seminars. It also puts on several one-day conferences each year on a variety of philosophical topics, and invites speakers from around the world. (The conferences are usually held during the day on Fridays, but sometimes run on into Saturdays.)
- In addition, the Institute arranges one-day Graduate Conferences for research students. Information about the programme of events can be found on the Institute's website.
The Jacobsen Lecture
- The University of London Jacobsen Lecture is held annually and is given by a specially invited philosopher of international standing.
- The Jacobsen Lecture to be held in May 2011 will be announced in due course, and will be available on the Institute of Philosophy's website.
- Attendance is free.
The Royal Institute of Philosophy
- Each year, the Royal Institute of Philosophy puts on a lecture series in which distinguished speakers address a common theme.
- The lectures are free to the public and take place on Friday evenings at 5.45 p.m.
- Information about the current lecture series and the location can be found on the Royal Institute of Philosophy website.