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

  • 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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  • On the PESGB Annual Conference 2021

    25th September 2021

      This post is available as a PDF here, and an audio recording below:     The first online PESGB Annual Conference took place on September 3-5 2021. Given its success, I am sure...
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  • 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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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

  • London Branch Virtual Seminar

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    20th October 2021

    Screwball Tragedy: Contract and Consent in Rousseau's Les Solitaires Amy Shuffelton (Loyola University Chicago) 5.30 pm - 7.00pm (BST) The paper is attached here. For further...
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  • Intersections - Seminar

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    21st October 2021 to 21st September 2021

    A JOINT PES CoRE and PESGB CoRE Initiative - White Virtue Signaling As the first in this international event series, Intersections proudly presents an exciting panel discussion. 10:00-11:30 am...
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  • Birmingham Branch - Seminar

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    16th November 2021

    The empty promise: why modern education doesn’t teach critical thinking Craig Adams, independent researcher
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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.