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British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA)
Annual Conference November 11 & 12 2022 – ‘Gender, Race, Identity

Every year, the British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BIPPA) organises its Annual Conference, with the aim of bringing together postgraduate students from all over the UK and the Republic of Ireland to present their work, meet their peers and strengthen the postgraduate philosophical community. The conference includes talks by graduate students, keynote addresses by senior academics, and the BIPPA Annual Careers Workshop. During the second day of the conference, participants will also have the opportunity to attend our BIPPA Annual Masterclass.

Cultural Mind Mini-Conference | 25 April 2022

Students from the 'Cultural Mind' MA course are presenting their research this Monday in a conference format (in the science hub, 1st floor, room H1.49) Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Heidegger on Love: the absent mood in Being and Time

The UCD Heidegger Reading group is delighted to host Dr Christos Hadjioannou from the University of Cyprus for the online seminar 'Heidegger on Love: the absent mood in Being and Time' on 14 February at 16:30.

All are welcome!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evie at paraskevi.filea@ucdconnect.ie

Zoom login details:
Time: Feb 14, 2022 04:30 PM Dublin
Zoom link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/61922325994
Meeting ID: 619 2232 5994


UCD PhD Symposium on Mind, Metaphysics and Language | Friday 11 February, 10:00 to 16:00

With Naomi Corlett, Pepa Mellema, Alma Buholzer,
John Rogers, and Marta Dmuchowska


Open to UCD and TCD Philosophy Students and Faculty

Friday 11 February, 10:00 to 16:00 (see poster for complete schedule)

Agnes Cuming Seminar Room, D5 Newman Building
Email helena.mccann@ucd.ie for Zoom link
For those wishing to attend, in person, any or all sessions please email
Alma Buholzer at alma.buholzer@ucdconnect.ie as there is a room capacity of 25


UCD TCD Work in Progress Seminars

The UCD and TCD School of Philosophy alternately take turns to host a Work in Progress session at which a graduate student has the opportunity to present a paper or a part of a project that they are working on to other members of the graduate student body, followed by a Q&A.

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) | Weekly Chat

The Coffee and Tea (CAT) Afternoons are an opportunity for philosophy students from all levels (postgrads or undergrads) as well as staff, to socially meet and chat over coffee and tea, think about event ideas, share issues or concerns, or just meet and interact with new people (as well as old ones), in a safe space and with a friendly community. This semester, the CAT Afternoons are held every Friday at 1PM at the Agnes Cumming Seminar Room at the School of Philosophy. All philosophy enthusiasts are welcome.

Philosophy & Literature Symposium | 8 October 2021 | Join PhD students from UCD School of Philosophy and the University of Augsburg for a symposium exploring ethical themes and intersections between philosophy and literature

Followed by a Keynote event "Notes from a Biscuit Tin" with an original poem read by Nerys Williams (UCD).
Notes from a Biscuit tin is a year-long celebration of Mary Midgley's philosophy vision. On what would have been Mary's 100th birthday, her biscuit tin began a 12-month round-the-world voyage. From this tin, Mary dispensed philosophical conversation wit, and ginger snaps to her visitors over many decades. At twelve stops around the world, a poet and philosophers meet to share a conversation on a theme from Midgley's work. The conversation will begin with the poet reading a commissioned poem on the theme, followed by responses from UCD Philosophy graduates and Faculty.

Heidegger's Account of the Truth

Join Dr Lisa Foran for an online line discussion of Heidegger's Account of the Truth with UCD Heidegger Reading Group on 28th May 2021

All are welcome!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evie at paraskevi.filea@ucdconnect.ie

Zoom login details:
Time: 28 May, 2022 04:30 PM Dublin
Zoom link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/61922325994
Meeting ID: 619 2232 5994

Dr Joseph Cohen UCD School of Philosophy with Dr Rapheal Zagury-Orly

The UCD Heidegger Reading group is delighted to host Dr Rapheal Zagury_Orly | Instiute Catholique De Paris | 14 May 2021

All are welcome!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evie at paraskevi.filea@ucdconnect.ie

Zoom login details:
Time: Feb 14, 2022 04:30 PM Dublin
Zoom link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/61922325994
Meeting ID: 619 2232 5994


Adrono's Critique of Heidegger

The UCD Heidegger Reading group is delighted to host Prof Brian O'Connor "Adorno's Critique of Heidegger" Friday 9th April 2021

All are welcome!

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Evie at paraskevi.filea@ucdconnect.ie

Zoom login details:
Time: Feb 14, 2022 04:30 PM Dublin
Zoom link: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/61922325994
Meeting ID: 619 2232 5994


MA Conference 2021 | 10 April 2021

Details of our annual MA conference where MA graduate students air their interests and their work


UCD Heidegger Reading Group

Join us to discuss all topics Heidegger as we bring together the UCD School of Philosophy faculty and invited guests to discuss ideas of Heidegger from time to time. Keep an eye on this page for details or contact Evie @ paraskevi.filea@ucdconnect.ie or Andrew@andrew.doyle2@ucdconnect.ie


Social Philosophy Symposium

You are warmly invited to the first in a series of PhD symposia in philosophy commencing this trimester at the School of Philosophy. The first symposium will be on "Social Philosophy" to be held via Zoom (please find details below) on 6 February 2021 (Saturday) at 10:00AM - 5:30PM (UTC+00:00).


Autumn 2020 Coffee Mornings

The Coffee Mornings have been established as a weekly opportunity for the graduate Philosophy students to connect with their peers, exchange useful information and have a break from their studies while enjoying some tea or coffee.

Prior to the pandemic, the Coffee Mornings used to take place at the Newman building, and the School was kindly providing us with free coffee, tea and treats. Since April 2020, the Coffee Mornings have been moved online and they will continue taking place online on a weekly one-hour long basis, until further notification.
You can join a Coffee Morning session with the recurring google meets link:


Shared Virtual Office

UCD Postgraduate students have initiated a student network in collaboration with Trinity students that they call the Shared Virtual Office, which aims to motivate and support Philosophy graduate students who are currently working from home? The contact person for the Virtual Office is Andrea Boudin

UCD School of Philosophy

Fifth Floor -- 510D, Newman Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
E: philosophy@ucd.ie