Annual Conference

The Annual Conference is fully online this year and will take place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September. Submissions have been reviewed and recording has begun!

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 have the opportunity to listen to some excellent papers and take part in some inclusive and stimulating discussions. Singing may still be possible! Being online, the conference is open to a much wider audience and we hope this will encourage 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.

The conference fee has been significantly reduced to make it as accessible as possible. Presentations will be available to view prior to the event (meaning that you won’t have to miss ones that you would really like to have seen) and the online sessions will comprise lively discussion and Q&A sessions. First time attendees, or those currently suffering COVID-19 related hardship will be able to register for £5.

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

Further information will appear here on booking and content details. Please keep checking back to get the latest information.

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.


Please click here to view the full programme.


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



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.


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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.