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Faculty of Philosophy


Sixth-form Philosophy Conference

This conference will provide academically able Year 12 students with the opportunity to explore some topics in Philosophy. It is open to those currently studying philosophy, and to those who are thinking of studying it at university. The day will consist of three lectures given by leading academic staff from the Cambridge philosophy Faculty. The aim is to enrich and extend, rather than simply duplicate, the coverage of topics typically studied in school. There is no charge. There will also be a discussion session over buffet lunch for teachers accompanying their students.

Places are limited, and are restricted to four students per school (together with an accompanying teacher). Applications are now open, and must be made online by a member of school staff on behalf of their students. Applications close on 27th February 2015; schools will be notified of the outcome by 5th March 2015

Anyone who wants to attend but is prevented by prohibitive travel costs should indicate this on the online form, since there may be funds available to help.

Provisional programme:

10.30 – 11.00      Arrival; coffee

11.00 – 12.00      Prof. Rae Langton, Freedom of Speech

12.00 – 2.00        Lunch (discussion session for teachers; students free to explore Cambridge)

2.00 – 3.00         Prof. Richard Holton, Free will and neuroscience

3.00 – 4.00         Dr Paulina Sliwa, TBA

Thursday, 19 March, 2015 - 10:30 to 16:00