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The Society organises a programme of monthly meetings, an annual summer conference, and provides financial support to an irregular programme of other conferences.

Details of the Society's policy on conference funding are available here.


The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Cambridge on 10-11 July 2014.

Presidential Address:

Peter Clark, University of St Andrews

Plenary Speakers:

Paul Griffiths, University of Sydney and University of Exeter
Christopher Pincock, Ohio State University
Laura Ruetsche, University of Michigan


Submissions are invited from anyone with a scholarly interest in the philosophy of science. Graduate students are particularly encouraged. (Graduate bursaries will be available.) Papers may be on any topic within the philosophy of science and should be suitable for presentation in 20 minutes, which will allow 10 minutes discussion. Abstracts in plain text of no more than 500 words should be received no later than Saturday 1st March 2014. Abstracts will be refereed, and successful contributors notified during March or April.


To submit your abstract, go to:

Log in (create an account if you do not already have one), select ‘New Submission’ and enter the requested information, including the title of your paper. Enter your abstract (in plain text, of no more than 500 words) into the Abstract box. In the ‘Upload Paper’ section beneath, tick the ‘Abstract Only’ box; do not upload a paper. Finally, select ‘Submit’.

For more information please contact the Honorary Secretary:

PLEASE NOTE: attendance at the conference is restricted to members of the BSPS; please therefore join the Society:


Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at 5.15pm in room T206, in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, Lakatos Building, Portugal Street, London WC2 and tea and biscuits are served at 5.00pm in Room T16.

  • 14 October 2013
    Chris Timpson (Oxford)
    Timelike experimental metaphysics: What does violation of the Leggett-Garg inequality show?
  • 25 November 2013
    David Corfield (Kent)
    Homotopy Type Theory: a revolutionary language for philosophy of logic, mathematics, and physics?
  • 27 January 2014
    Joseph Melia (Leeds, Oxford)
    The Hole Argument, Particle Permutations and Structuralism
  • 10 March 2014
    Julian Reiss (Durham)
    title TBC
  • 9 June 2014
    Katie Steele (LSE)
    Climate Models, Calibration and Confirmation

List of Conferences supported by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.