• Decolonising the Curriculum - Visiting Speaker Series

    21 January 2021 – Dr Foluke Adebisi
    (University of Bristol, UK)

  • The new PESGB blog launched in December 2020.

    Read and comment on: John White's thoughts on education, frugality, & the environment; Jeff Stickney & Adrian Skilbeck's overview of the recent JOPE special issue (education, the environment, & sustainability); and, most recently, Karen Lancater's thoughts on the possibilities for robot teachers.

  • Annual Conference

    The PESGB Annual Conference will be held from 3rd to 5th September 2021.


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

  • Will We Always Need (Human) Teachers?

    18th January 2021

      This post can be downloaded as a PDF.   ****   The future of education is uncertain. Some commentators suggest technological advancement will do away with the need for teachers...
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  • Climate Crisis: Education, Environment,...

    4th January 2021

      In the following paired entries, Jeff Stickney and Adrian Skilbeck introduce the recent special issue of the PESGB’s Journal of Philosophy of Education (JOPE), entitled Climate Crisis:...
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  • Inaugural Blog Post: Education for a...

    6th December 2020

    John White launches the PESGB Blog with his thoughts on education, childhood, and frugality.   A recording of John reading his piece can found here:   And a recording of a Q&A...
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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

  • Cambridge Branch Virtual Seminar

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    26th January 2021

    Islamic and British models of education: conflict or convergence? Tim Winter, University Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge Programme Calendar available here. Poster here.
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  • Strathclyde-Glasgow Branch Seminar -...

    28th January 2021

    This seminar has been postponed. Gary Walsh Education for a Socially Just Citizenry Abstract: This seminar will explore the role of education in the realisation of social justice and what I term...
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  • Preston Branch Virtual Seminar

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    11th February 2021

    What is assessment for? Dr. Richard Davies, Centre of Collaborative Learning, UCLan 1pm - 2.30pm Basil Bernstein argued that Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment are the three drivers of...
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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.