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Russell in 1893 as a BA in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge
Russell in 1893 as a BA in mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge (photo displayed with permission of Bertrand Russell Archives McMaster University)







16th Annual Cambridge Graduate Conference in the Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

This year's conference will be held on the 28th and 29th of January 2022 at St John's College, Cambridge. Our keynote speakers are Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol) and Jan Sprenger (University of Turin).

Call for Papers
We invite papers from graduate students, or those who have recently completed their PhD, on any topic in the Philosophy of Mathematics, Logic, Formal Epistemology, Decision Theory or Applications of Formal Methods to the Philosophy of Science. Papers will have respondents, and will be followed by open discussion. Respondents will be selected from members of the Cambridge University Faculty of Philosophy and other philosophy departments in the UK.

Papers should be no longer than 4,000 words, and suitable for a 40 minute presentation. They should also be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 150 words. The paper should be anonymised and suitable for blind refereeing. Please include a separate detachable cover sheet including name, title, institution, and contact details. Submissions are preferred in .doc or .pdf format. They should be e-mailed to Receipt of submission will be confirmed by email. Please note that we cannot accept more than one submission per student.

We adhere to the BPA/SWIP good practice guidelines and encourage submissions from women and other under-represented groups. Moreover, we would like to emphasise that the venue will be completely wheelchair accessible with a large lift and an accessible toilet and service dogs are welcome. Please contact us with any further queries related to accessibility.

The deadline for submissions is 30th October.

We will notify authors of the decision regarding their paper by the start of December. For successful applications we will cover the cost of accommodation, conference fee and the conference dinner.

This year, our keynote speakers are Professor Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol) and Professor Jan Sprenger (University of Turin).

For any further information, please contact the conference organisers Aiden Woodcock and Ina Jäntgen at

Saturday, 28 January, 2023 - 09:00 to Sunday, 29 January, 2023 - 17:00
Event location: 
St John's College, Cambridge