Annual Conference

The Annual Conference was fully online this year and took place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September. 

Although we will have to wait until March 2022 to sample the delights of Oxford again, or experience the joy of face to face exchanges with our fellow attendees, we still had the opportunity to listen to some excellent papers and take part in some inclusive and stimulating discussions. Being online, the conference was open to a much wider audience and we hope this encouraged many people, who would not normally be able to travel to Oxford, to attend for the first time to experience the rich diversity of content.

Our keynote speakers this year are Laura D’Olimpio, University of Birmingham, UK and Gordon Bearn, Lehigh University, USA.


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Dr Laura D’Olimpio is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK and co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Philosophy in Schools. Her first book, Media and Moral Education: a philosophy of critical engagement (Routledge, 2018) won the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia’s annual book prize. Her second book, The Necessity of Aesthetic Education is forthcoming with Bloomsbury and she is currently co-editing Educating Character Through the Arts, forthcoming with Routledge.Laura regularly contributes to The Conversation, and Radio National’s Philosopher’s Zone and The Minefield. Follow her on Twitter @Lauradol4

Gordon C.F. Bearn is Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Lehigh University. He has written two books: Waking to Wonder: Wittgenstein’s Existential Investigations (1997) and Life Drawing: A Deleuzean Aesthetics of Existence (2013). He has published articles on Cavell, Derrida, Foucault, and Arakawa/Gins. His recent and forthcoming publications concern Whitman, Wittgenstein, Hadot, Gertrude Stein, and an attempt to characterize a Pedagogy of Things. His paper for PESGB, “Seen and Said”, is related to his dream of a book that would be called Inklings and Algebra.

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 2022. To fill these vacancies applications are welcome from suitably experienced members of PESGB.

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PESGB Teacher Scholarship Recipients 2019

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