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Until further notice, Forum events will be taking place online



Coming in 2021


Monday 17 May 2021  |  6–7.15pm

Who’s a Good Boy?

Can chimpanzees tell right from wrong? Do dolphins think about what they ought to do? Kristin Andrews, Sarah Brosnan, and Susana Monsó on whether non-human animals can be moral. | More »



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Tuesday 25 May 2021  |  6–7.15pm


Fantasy is often perceived as an escapist illusion that hinders engagement with reality. Maria Balaska, Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, and Adam Roberts draw on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art to re-assess fantasy. | More »

Tuesday 1 June 2021  |  6–7.15pm

The Philosophers’ Book Club

Buxton & Whiting, The Philosopher Queens

Anita L. Allen, Rebecca Buxton, and Désirée Lim join the Philosophers’ Book Club to discuss The Philosopher Queens, edited by Rebecca Buxton and Lisa Whiting. | More »

Monday 7 June 2021  |  6–7.15pm

The Modern Mind

Adrian Alsmith, Tim Lewens, and Lauren Slater trace the development of our modern ideas about the mind, from Descartes and Darwin to extended minds and the enhancements made possible by new technologies. | More »



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Previously at the Forum



Quassim Cassam, Lisa Bortolotti, and Cailin O’Connor consider the world’s misinformation problem, its causes, and some potential solutions.


Mary Midgley & Why She Matters

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