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BSHP Annual Conference 2019


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Key Information

Location: King's College London, Strand Campus, London

Dates: Wednesday 24 April - Friday 26 April 2019


The BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from King’s College London Philosophy Department and the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Programme and Plenary Speakers

In addition to concurrent sessions, the programme will include the following plenary speakers:

  • MM McCabe, King’s College London (Ancient Philosophy);
  • John Marenbon, University of Cambridge (Medieval Philosophy);
  • Susan James, Birkbeck College (Early Modern Philosophy);
  • Michael Beaney, King’s College London and Humboldt University of Berlin (Historiography);
  • Karyn Lai, UNSW, Sidney (Chinese Philosophical Tradition);
  • Cristina Chimisso, Open University (20th Century Philosophy).


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Please note: all conference participants, including accepted speakers, must be BSHP members. For information on the BSHP and how to join please visit

BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme

As signatories of the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme, the BSHP will take steps to ensure gender balance among speakers and participants. As for all BSHP events, some funding is available for childcare. If you require childcare in order to attend the conference please contact


Bursaries of £100 will be available for speakers who are graduate students/unwaged members.

Accommodation and Location

Participants are asked to make their own arrangements for accommodation. The conference sessions will be held in the central London location at the Strand Campus of King’s College London.

The postal code for this area is WC2, so accommodation with this postcode should be not too far from the conference venue. Other postal codes that may be of interest are WC1 and SE1.

There is a huge range of accommodation available in London, from cheap hostels to AirBnBs to five-star hotels. It is cheaper to go outside the centre of London, but then transport costs would need to be factored in.

The closest tube station to the Strand Campus is Temple, however Charing Cross, Covent Garden, and Holborn are all within easy walking distance. The Transport for London website is the comprehensive source for the latest information about public transport within London.

We have provided a list of accommodation in central London that you might wish to contact. For more options, including more expensive alternatives, we suggest you visit websites listed at the end of this guide which also sometimes have special offers available. To download the guide, please click here

Conference Organisation

The BSHP gratefully acknowledges support from the Philosophy Department of King's College London

Conference Organizer

Maria Rosa Antognazza, Chair, BSHP; Professor of Philosophy, King’s College London

Conference Assistant and contact for queries

Katharine O’Reilly

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