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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

  • 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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  • Book Review: Jana Mohr Lone, Seen and...

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    10th June 2022

    A written interview with author Jana Mohr Lone is available here.   What might we learn from children if we genuinely listened to them? How could they benefit if we did? Such are the key...
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  • Author interview: Jana Mohr Lone, Seen...

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    10th June 2022

      Why did you decide to write Seen and Not Heard? My motivation for writing Seen and Not Heard came from thinking about all I’ve learned from children in 25 years of conversations about...
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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

  • Bedford Branch Seminar

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    28th June 2022

    ‘The Place of Faith in Education’ A roundtable talk and online event:* Invited Speakers: Dr Ruth Wareham (University of Birmingham) Rev Cass Howes (Chaplain, University of...
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  • London Branch Seminar

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    29th June 2022

    Existential uncertainty, teaching and democratic education Andrea English 5.30-7.15pm John Dewey’s understanding of the meaning of existential uncertainty is at the heart of his idea 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.