Forum for Philosophy




Until further notice, Forum events will be taking place online





Tuesday 3 November 2020 | 6–7.15pm


What role does empathy play in our social, moral, and political life? What are its limits? Can we be ethical without it? Nadine El-Enany, David Harradine, and Danielle Sands discuss. | More »

Monday 9 November 2020  |  6–7pm

The Nature of Beauty

When presented with two equally good theories, scientists prefer the more beautiful. Artist Adrian Holme and philosopher Milena Ivanova discuss the nature of beauty and the relationship between art and science. | More »

Tuesday 17 November 2020  |  6–7.15pm

Mary Midgley & Why She Matters

Gregory McElwain, Ellie Robson, and Panayiota Vassilopoulou celebrate the thought of Mary Midgley, whose writing ranges across animal ethics, religion, and science, connecting philosophical thought to lived experience. | More »


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Tuesday 1 December 2020  |  6–7.15pm

Science Fiction & Philosophy

Zombies, time travel, brain transplants: science fiction and philosophy have lots in common. We explore this shared history, James Burton, Lewis Powell, and Lisa Walters put the ‘phi’ back into ‘sci-fi’. | More »

Wednesday 9 December 2020  |  6–7.15pm

Religious Art

Mehreen Chida-Razvi, Ben Quash, and Lieke Wijnia discuss how traditions of religious art differ and what role art plays in religion today. Might art enable interfaith dialogue? | More »



More events are on their way…