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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

  • Mindfulness Education and the Divided...

    Image of brain, seen from above, divided in two; right side of the brain is multicoloured, in the left are mathematical equations; colours exceed the line of the image, the effect is of paint splashes on the page.

    13th September 2022

    This post can be downloaded as a PDF here.   *** Mindfulness has become something of a boom industry over the last few decades thanks largely to the work of Kabat-Zinn (1990) who developed a...
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  • Bodybildung (Part I)

    13th July 2022

      This post is available as a PDF here. ***   Healthy body, healthy mind isn’t a modern but an ancient axiom. In Plato, for canonical example, bodily discipline is a crucial strand of...
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  • A Socialist in Disneyland

    20th June 2022

    This post is available to download as a PDF here, and as an audiofile below:   Disneyland Paris celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Opened as ‘EuroDisney’ in 1992, the park is the...
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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

  • Women Violence and Voice

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    10th October 2022

    This day conference will bring together speakers from different disciplines, including historians, criminologists, philosophers, and philosophers of education, to discuss the pervasive nature of...
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  • Bedford Branch Seminar

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    11th October 2022

    Standing on the Shoulders of the Windrush Generation Matthew Johnson (Runnymede Trust) 5 - 6:30 pm Matthew Johnson will discuss the work of the Runnymede Trust on the Windrush Scandal, the...
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  • Mental Health, Education and the...

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    7th November 2022

    9.00-5.00 Confirmed speakers: Professor Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths University) Dr Lucy Foulkes (UCL) Dr Richard Gipps (University of Oxford) Dr Áine Mahon (UCD) Professor Paul Standish...
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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.