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Sixth Form Philosophy Conference 2016

When Apr 15, 2016
from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Newnham College, Cambridge
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Sixth-form Philosophy Conference at Newnham College Cambridge

The extended deadline for bookings is 2 p.m. on Tuesday 12th April 2016.  Schools will be notified of the outcome by Wednesday 13th April 2016.

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).  

Listen to recordings of the talks given at the conference by clicking on the titles below.


10.30 – 11.00 Arrival & registration


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 Arif Ahmed Philosophy and the self


If you have any queries, please contact Heather Sanderson on (01223) 330525 or