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

  • Rethinking the Hard Path of Education...

    Image of a winding path leading up to the Cairngorms

    5th July 2021

      This post is available as a PDF here, and an audio recording below:     Nan Shepherd, best known for her novel The Living Mountain, was a Scottish novelist and poet who wrote...
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  • On the origins of PESGB

    16th June 2021

    This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:     It was taken as read in its first years of life in the late 1960s that PESGB’s raison d’être was...
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  • Identity and its discontents

    30th May 2021

      This post is available as a PDF here, and as an audio recording below:     ***   You wouldn’t expect a blog on the PESGB website to contain a poem but why not, if...
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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.


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.