• Annual Conference - 25-27 March 2022

    Submissions are now invited for the in-person conference by 6 December 2021

  • PESGB Blog: Terry Hyland on philosophy of mind and the new idealism

    Terry Hyland

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

  • Consciousness, Scientific Materialism...

    8th November 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here and as an audio recording below:     Like individualism and the belief in free will, the materialist worldview derived from mainstream science...
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  • Lesson's from DaCosta's Candyman*

    23rd October 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:      Nia DaCosta’s Candyman reboot-cum-sequel has gained attention for its political didacticism, and this...
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  • The Horrifying Real at the Mountains of...

    10th October 2021

    A Response to Jamieson’s ‘Rethinking the Hard Path of Education as We Emerge from Covid-19’   This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording...
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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

  • Northwest Branch Seminar

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    8th December 2021

    Moral Disquiet and the Punishment of Children Dr Ruth Cigman (UCL) 14:00-15:30 (GMT)    The best-known expression of moral disquiet about punishment comes from Jeremy Bentham, who believed...
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  • Northwest Branch Seminar

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    9th December 2021

    Building futures: Aspirations of Syrian youth refugees and host population responses in Lebanon, Greece and the UK Dr Ben Colburn (Glasgow, CEPA Visiting Professor, Liverpool Hope) 16:00 - 17:30...
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  • Birmingham Branch - Seminar

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    14th December 2021

    What makes a response to schoolroom wrongs permissible? Caring for the whole class Helen Brown Coverdale, University College London 5pm-6.30pm   Helen Brown Coverdale is Lecturer in Political...
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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.