The annual Philosophy mini-conference for years 12 and 13 will be held on Wednesday 15 November 2017.

Philosophy Mini-Conference 2017

We would like to invite you and your students to our annual Philosophy Mini-Conference. The conference is aimed at Year 12 and 13 students with an interest in philosophical issues.

Our Philosophy Mini-Conference gives students a flavour of what studying Philosophy at university is like. The interactive sessions will give some idea of the ground-breaking research that philosophers at the University of Hertfordshire are engaged in, and will give students insight into some of the major problems of contemporary philosophy.

Event overview


The event includes a series of short talks, led by the Philosophy department at the University of Hertfordshire. After each talk, there will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions, make objections and find fault with the ideas they have just heard—exactly like a professional academic conference.  There will also be a session led by current Philosophy students, who will offer their experiences and advice on studying this subject at university.

Programme for the day

  • 10:45-11:00 Welcome
  • 11:00-11:40 Chon Tejedor: Who am I? TBC
  • 11:40-11:50 Break
  • 11:50-12:30 Kate Kirkpatrick: Existentialism TBC
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
  • 13:30-13:50 How to succeed at university (philosophy students) TBC
  • 13:50-14:30 Brendan Larvor: Living in a Second-Hand World TBC

Location

N001, de Havilland Campus, Hatfield, Hertfordshire  AL10 9EU