About the Forum

The Forum for Philosophy is an educational charity which organises and runs a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK. Our events take various forms but we studiously avoid academic papers. Formats we like include dialogues, panel discussions, public lectures and provocations, all of which are open to the public and most of which are free.

Out of the Vat

Wednesday, 15 May 2019|

Introducing Out of the Vat, a brand new (semi-)regular podcast about philosophers’ work and philosophers’ lives, both inside and outside of philosophy.

We speak to philosophers about their current research, their most controversial philosophical positions, what they’ve changed their minds about, as well as their less-explored hinterlands, from art rock and […]


Monday, 25 March 2019|

Jo Applin/ Tina Chanter/ Sophie Russell


Wednesday, 13 March 2019|

Ben Highmore/ Carolyn Pedwell/ Anil Sebastian

The Irish Enlightenment

Monday, 4 March 2019|

Ian McBride/ Katherine O’Donnell/ Tom Stoneham

Brave New World

Saturday, 2 March 2019|

Richard Ashcroft/ David Healy/ Emily Jackson

The Haunting of Neo-liberalism

Thursday, 28 February 2019|

Robert Eaglestone/ Simon Glendinning/ Maja Zehfuss


Monday, 18 February 2019|

John William Devine/ Vanessa Heggie/ David Papineau

Being an Ally

Wednesday, 13 February 2019|

Carys Afoko/ Dawn Foster/ Sridhar Venkatapuram

Philosophy and Psychiatry

Monday, 4 February 2019|

Lisa Conlan/ Jean Khalfa/ Stella Sandford/ Alistair Stewart

The Politics of Memorials

Tuesday, 29 January 2019|

Michelle Codrington-Rogers/ Margaret O’Callaghan/ Rahul Rao

W E B Du Bois

Monday, 21 January 2019|

Liam Kofi Bright/ Brian Kelly/ Meera Sabaratnam


Tuesday, 15 January 2019|

Susanne Burri/ Michael Muthukrishna/ Michael Robillard/ Joseph Maiolo

Protest Art

Monday, 10 December 2018|

Sacha Golob/ Robert Montgomery/ Stephanie Schwartz

Bad Language

Monday, 3 December 2018|

Emma Byrne/ John Gallagher/ Rebecca Roache

Being Disabled

Wednesday, 28 November 2018|

Claire Jones/ Fiona Kumari Campbell/ Hannah Thompson