Annual Conference

The Executive Committee of the Society has agreed that, in light of the continued Covid-19 pandemic, and the uncertainties about travel and hosting a face-to face conference, that the 2021 conference will be held fully online from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September.

Submissions are invited for the conference from postgraduate students whom the Society considers have been most severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Successful submissions from this special call will be put together in the programme with papers from those colleagues who had submissions accepted for the (cancelled) March 2020 conference, and who wish to present them online in September. This approach for 2021 demonstrates the Society’s commitment to supporting newer scholars in the field.

We will be ensuring that the full review processes are applied to all papers coming in from this special call. Full details of how the conference and presentations will be set up will be communicated in due course. We look forward to what we hope will be a rich and stimulating conference in this new format, and to welcoming old and new colleagues.

Amanda Fulford
Conference Organiser



CategoryNon-Member FeeMember Fee
First-time attendee/unwaged/hardship£5 (inc. one-year membership)
Student/part-time employed/retired£25£12
Full-time employed£85£30



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Pre-Conference – Contexts and Understanding of Philosophy of Education

Pre-Conference for students takes place before the main conference. Lunch is available for those registered for the main conference. The theme explores what philosophy of education looks like in some different jurisdictions and contexts. 

Pre-conference Workshop starts at 1.00 with lunch in the Dining Hall and ends at 3.30 before the main conference and poster session.  

For further details about travelling to New College, staying on campus and accessibility at New College, Oxford follow the links. 

PESGB has adopted the British Philosophical Association/Society for Woman in Philosophy Guidelines for chairing conference and seminar sessions. You can read an outline of these here.


Review Panel – Call for New Members

Some of the current review panel members are stepping down, so some vacancies arise in the review panel for submissions to the Annual Conference of PESGB 2021. To fill these vacancies applications are welcome from suitably experienced members of PESGB.

Contact for more information.


PESGB Teacher Scholarship Recipients 2019

Click here to read about the conference experience of those who received bursaries to attend the 2019 annual conference.