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Cambridge Sixth Form Philosophy Conference

When Mar 21, 2019
from 10:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Where Newnham College, Cambridge
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Sixth-form Philosophy Conference at Newnham College Cambridge

Teachers need to submit applications for bookings here by midnight on Thursday 7th March 2019.  Schools will be informed by Monday 11th March with confirmation of places.

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).  


10.30 – 11.00 Arrival Coffee/Tea and biscuits
11.00 – 12.00 Prof Richard Holton

Wanting and Liking: Lessons from Addiction

12.00 – 2.00 Lunch

Discussion session for teachers; students free to explore Cambridge

2.00 – 3.00 Dr Angela Breitenbach
The Paradox of Taste
3.00 – 4.00 Dr Shyane Siriwardena

Personal Identity
(lecture handout)

If you have any queries, please email .