School Philosophy Conference at Rugby School
19 March 2014
The inaugural Rugby School Philosophy Conference is being held on 19 March 2014, in the School’s newly opened Collingwood Centre. The aim of the conference is to bring together teachers and others with an interest in the teaching of philosophy in schools, to share ideas and experiences, to learn from pioneering work going on in this area and to strengthen links amongst the community of those who believe that education can be enriched by the inclusion of philosophy.
The event is open to all who share an interest in school philosophy, whether at primary or secondary level. This includes teachers of Philosophy, Religious Studies, and other subject specialists who are interested in taking a philosophical approach to the teaching of their area of specialism.
The conference will feature keynote addresses, workshops and an exhibition, as well as opportunities for networking and participation in a plenary discussion about school philosophy.
Baroness Mary Warnock
Baroness Warnock has had a distinguished career spanning the domains of philosophy, education and public life. She taught philosophy at St Hugh’s College, Oxford and was headmistress of the Oxford High School (1966-1972). She chaired two national committees of inquiry which produced influential reports on the education of handicapped children and ethical issues concerning human fertilisation and embryology. She was made a Life Peer in 1985. Amongst many other books, she has written An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Ethics and Mary Warnock: A Memoir—People and Places.
Dr Nigel Warburton
Nigel Warburton is best known as a populariser of philosophy. He is the author of a number of introductory philosophy books, including the bestselling A Little History of Philosophy, Philosophy: The Basics, Philosophy: The Classics and Thinking from A to Z. He regularly teaches courses on philosophy and art at Tate Modern. He runs a philosophy weblog Virtual Philosopher and with David Edmonds regularly podcasts interviews with top philosophers on a range of subjects at Philosophy Bites.
Dr Stephen Law
Stephen Law is senior lecturer at Heythrop College in the University of London. He edits the philosophical journal Think , which is published by the Royal Institute of Philosophy and aimed at the general public. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and Commerce, and in 2008 became the Provost of the Centre for Inquiry UK. He has published a variety of academic papers and more popular, introductory books (including three children's philosophy books).
The fee per delegate is £125 + VAT = £150 (£62.50 concessionary rate for students)
For further details of the course programme and booking information, please contact Rachel Palmer at email@example.com or on 01788 556340.
Please note that this course is designed and managed entirely by Rugby School. Click the links below for course programme details and to obtain the booking form.