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Sixth Form Philosophy Conference  Event

10:00 - 15:35
23 May 2022
Avenue Campus, Lecture Theatre A

Event details

Philosophy at Southampton is pleased to host a free on-campus, in-person conference for 6th Form students and their teachers. This will involve a series of informal engaging talks by Southampton philosophers followed by Q&A.

Provisional schedule

  • 10:00-10:45 Normative Ethics: "A Different Deontology", by Fiona Woollard
  • 11:15-12:00 Philosophy of Religion: "Common Consent: A Forgotten Argument for the Existence of God", by Daniel Whiting
  • 12:45-13:30 Applied Ethics: "The Ethics of Climate Change", by Brian McElwee
  • 14:00-14:45 Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind: "Do We Already Inhabit a Virtual Reality?", by Kurt Sylvan
  • 14:50-15:35 "Studying Philosophy at University", by Will McNeill
  • 15:35 End


  • The conference is free to attend but spaces are strictly limited.
  • Teachers can register their class by emailing:
  • Please include your name, your school, and the number of students you would like to bring.
  • Registration will remain open until Friday 29 April or until all spaces are filled. Early registration is strongly encouraged.

Getting here

  • The conference is taking place at Avenue Campus. For details of the location and information about getting there, see here
  • Parking is available on campus. Please confirm when registering how many vehicles you will be bringing so we can arrange for permits.


  • The conference will be organised in accordance with the latest government guidance and the University's own measures at the time (here



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