Summer School Call for Tender

For the past 13 years, the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain has hosted a residential Summer School for students. The Summer School offers an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to learn more about philosophy of education through a range of activities led by philosophers of education in a university campus setting. The UG Summer School (around 40-40 students) normally involves three days of lectures, seminar discussions and social activities around a theme proposed and organised by the hosts. The postgraduate Summer School (around 12-15 students) normally runs for five days and is typically led by one philosopher in discussion with others around a particular theme. The Summer School is free to attend and the Society funds all meals and accommodation. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs but a limited number of travel bursaries are available for applicants who are able to demonstrate financial need.

The PESGB is looking for a Higher Education Institution within the UK able to offer an appropriate venue and organisational team to host this annual event. The aims of the Summer School align with the general purposes of the PESGB: to promote the study, teaching and application of philosophy of education, and to widen participation in the Philosophy of Education (see

Considerations and criteria can be found here for those planning to submit a tender for four years of Summer School (i.e. PG 2020/22 and UG 2021/23). Those interested in hosting the Summer School should write to the PESGB expressing interest and outlining plans to support the hosting of this event.

Expressions of interest or queries should be submitted to the PESGB office: