About the institute
The Institute of Philosophy is an Institute of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. Founded in 2005, the IP was made possible by a generous private donation and matching funding from the University of London.
What is the Institute for?
The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community.
Where is the Instuitute?
The IP's offices are located in the University of London's offices in Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, London WC1.
Most of the Institute's events are held in Stewart House or next door in Senate House.
Who runs the Institute?
Here is a list of the Institute's staff and a description of how it is managed.
What does the Institute do?
The Institute's activities may be grouped into three categories:
- Events - including lectures, seminars and conferences
- Fellowships - visiting fellowships and postdoctoral research fellowships
- Research support - including electronic resources and information for graduate students
Who can come to the Institutes events?
The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.
Membership is also open to all. Details about membership are here.
The award of fellowships at the Institute is, of course, on the basis of a competition. Details are here.
What has the Institute been doing recently?
Some of the IP's recent events are listed here.
The Institute celebrated its official launch on 15 June 2005. Read the director's speech here. Some photos from the occasion are here.
The first Chandaria lecture, named after the institute's benefactor Dr Shamil Chandaria, was given by Daniel C Dennett on 22 June 2006. Some photos here.
Philosophy Bites is now produced in association with the Institute. You can play audio podcasts for free using i-tunes here.
How did the Institute come about?
The Institute is the successor to the School's Philosophy Programme. An account of the Programme's history may be found here.
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