Annual Conference

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Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April 2017
New College, Oxford






Conference Fees

Full Conference Fees

Full fees with 2 nights’ accommodation (inc all meals and coffee @ £365.00
Full fees with no accommodation (inc lunch, dinner and coffee) @ £260.00
Concession package with 2 nights’ accommodation (inc all meals and coffee) * @ £140.00
Concession package with no accommodation (inc lunch, dinner and coffee) * @ £100.00
Bursary Applicant* (Full conference) @ £215.00

* Concession and Bursary Eligibility criteria must be met; see FAQs below for details, or contact the PESGB Office

Full Day Delegate Fees

Friday @ £120.00
Saturday @ £160.00
Sunday @ £120.00

Concession Day Delegate Fees

Friday @ £60.00
Saturday @ £80.00 
Sunday @ £60.00

How to Register

To register for the conference, please click here.

Call for Papers

Submissions are now being reviewed for the 2017 Annual Conference and the programme will be announced in early February 2017. 

Two sessions will be reserved for invited plenary sessions but the rest of the conference will be devoted to submissions responding to this call. A symposium or paper may be chosen from among the successful submissions to be the third plenary. The choice will be made on the grounds of wide interest and fit with the other two keynote plenaries.

Click here to download the details of the process and instructions for submissions.

Click here for the answers to FAQs.

Click here for the Speakers’ Abstract and Paper Management Site.  

Bursaries and Concessions FAQs

I am a pensioner. Do I qualify for the concessionary rate?
Pensioner status does not automatically qualify you for the unwaged conference rate. However, please do contact us with details in cases of limited financial means.

I am a part-time student working full time as an academic. Do I qualify for the bursary rate?
The bursary rate for part time students is intended for those students who are only able to work part time, not for fully waged professional academics.

I teach in Higher Education. Do I therefore qualify for the bursary rate for teachers?
The bursary rate is intended for teachers in schools, colleges and other practitioner contexts, not academics working in Higher Education. If, however, you are only employed on a fractional contract, you may qualify for a bursary - please contact us with details.

Pre-Conference Workshop

The pre-conference workshop will take place on Friday 31 March at 1 pm entitled 'Writing research - PhD and beyond'. The speakers are Bob Davis and Mary Healy.

Conference Programme

Keynote sessions include:

  • Prof Paul Fairfield, Queen's University, Kingston, Canada: 'Can Creative Thinking be Taught?'
  • Prof. Naoko Saito, Kyoto University, Japan: 'Philosophy, Translation and the Anxieties of Inclusion'

Plenary Symposium on 'The Common School' with a panel of three contributors:

  • Dr Emma Williams, University of Warwick, UK
  • Prof James Tooley, Newcastle University, UK
  • Prof Jan Masschelein, University of Leuven, Belgium

Following and Sharing

Conference updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page ( You can also follow the conference on Twitter via @PhilOfEdGB using #pesgb16.

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