Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy Series 


Each year the Philosophy Department runs a series of workshops. These are normally single-day events involving a talk before lunch and two after it. The series is kicked off this year with a two-day event involving six speakers. The workshops concern areas of philosophy to which Birmingham contributes world-leading research.

Each single-day event will have two Birmingham philosophers speaking along with an external speaker who is widely recognised for their work on the topic of the workshop. The events are free and everyone is welcome.  

A small number of travel stipends are available for late-stage undergraduates and Masters-level students. If you want to apply for one, please email your CV to Scott Sturgeon ( at least three weeks before the workshop in question.

Schedule 2013-2014



Semantics and Pragmatic

  • Speakers: Stephen Neale (Birmingham/CUNY), Alex Silk (Birmingham), Deirdre Wilson (UCL).
  • 22 November, 11am-6pm, Arts Building LR5 (R16 on Campus map


Understanding and the A Priori

  • Speakers: Justin Clarke-Doane (Birmingham), Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge), Robbie Williams (Leeds)
  • 11 December, 11am-6pm, ERI G51 (G3 on Campus map


Non-standard Logic

  • Speakers: Kit Fine (Birmingham/NYU), Kobi Kremnitzer (Oxford), Ian Rumfit (Birmingham)
  • 22 January, 11am-6pm, Senate Chamber, Aston Webb Building (R6 on Campus map


Truth and Vagueness

  • Speakers: Hartry Field (Birmingham/NYU), Nick Jones (Birmingham), Ofra Magidor (Oxford)
  • 26 February, 11am-6pm, Mechanical Engineering G42 (Y3 on Campus map



  • Speakers: Rae Langton (Cambridge), Susanna Siegel (Birmingham/Harvard), Scott Sturgeon (Birmingham)
  • 12 March, 11am-6pm, Learning Centre UG07 (R28 on Campus map



  • Speakers: Mark Eli Kalderon (UCL), Maja Spener (Birmingham), Ralph Wedgwood (Birmingham/USC)
  • 21 March, 11am-6pm, Mechanical Engineering G36 (Y3 on Campus map



  • Speakers: Huw Price (Cambridge), Jussi Suikkanen (Birmingham), Ralph Wedgwood (Birmingham/USC)
  • 16 May, 11am-6pm, ERI G51 (G3 on Campus map


You can find more information about these events from our Events page. Enquiries to Professor Scott Sturgeon (email: