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    25-27 March 2022

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    A School for Thought

Welcome to the

Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain

PESGB is a learned society that promotes the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education.

The Society organises and supports conference and seminars, many organised by its network of over 20 regional branches in the UK and beyond.

The Society also supports research and scholarship in the field through its grants schemes.

Latest Blog Posts

  • Thoughtwashing: A Modern Curse?

    26th January 2022

    This post is available to download as a PDF here, and as an audiofile below:   Within philosophy classrooms in universities there is a practice which we have termed ‘thoughtwashing’. We...
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  • A School for Thought

    10th January 2022

    This post is available for download as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:   I’ve been lucky enough to persuade my school’s senior management to let me set up something called,...
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  • The Horrifying Real at the Mountains of...

    23rd December 2021

      This post is available to read offline as a PDF here, and as an audiofile below. ****   Last time, I proposed that sending students into the mountains as a metaphor for their...
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Teaching Resources

A collection of helpful teaching resources including videos and suggestions for reading activities.


Student Resources

A selection of resources for students including videos, slides and links to presentations and podcasts.


Upcoming Events

  • Birmingham Branch - Seminar

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    15th February 2022

    Epistemic innocence: when irrationality supports agency Lisa Bortolotti, University of Birmingham
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  • West Yorkshire Branch Seminar

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    17th February 2022

    The educative potentialities of film John McCall (Leeds Trinity University) 5.30-7.00 pm Note: This meeting can be viewed online using the Teams Meeting link here. For further inquiries:...
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  • Birmingham Branch - Seminar

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    15th March 2022

    Meritocracy or democracy? The place of education in post-war Britain’s intellectual politics David Civil, University of Birmingham
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Latest Issues

Journal of Philosophy of Education

Journal of Philosophy of Education publishes articles representing a wide variety of philosophical traditions. They vary from examination of fundamental philosophical issues in their connection with education, to detailed critical engagement with current educational practice or policy from a philosophical point of view.



Written by leading general philosophers and philosophers of education, IMPACT pamphlets bring philosophical perspectives to bear on current education policy in the UK. They are addressed directly to policy-makers, politicians and practitioners, though will be of interest also to researchers and students working on education policy.