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Research seminars and reading groups

Research seminars and reading groups

academic servicesThe Department of Philosophy at King's College London is a lively research environment, with many active research seminars and student-run reading groups happening every week during term time (and often during the vacations too!)  Our seminars and reading groups are primarily aimed at postgraduates and above, but are generally open to all. For further information about any of these groups, please email the convenor.


Research seminars


KCL Philosophy Blog

The KCL Philosophy blog is an online platform for current research, debates and events taking place within the Department. 

Reading groups

In general, reading groups are open to all postgraduate students and staff, although many groups are also open to and welcome undergraduates. 

Before attending your first meeting, it is a good idea to email the convenor.

  Timothy Williamson Reading Group
Time: Thursdays from 4pm - 5pm
Convenor: Clayton Littlejohn and Winnie Ma
Venue: Room 508, Philosophy Building
Philosophy of Race
Time: Fridays at 11am
Convenor: Alice Wright
Venue: Room 304, Philosophy Building
Medicine and the Mind

Time: TBA
Venue: TBA (see
ConvenorDr Tuomas Pernu

Mind, Metaphysics and Psychology
Date: Thursday 12 October
Speaker: Alex Kaiserman (Oxford)
Venue: Room 508, Philosophy Building
Time: 2pm-4pm
Date: Thursday 9 November
Speaker: Clare MacCumhaill (Durham)
Venue: Room 508
Time: 2pm-4pm
Date: Thursday 30 November
Speaker: Lea Sale (Leeds)
Venue: Room 508
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Normativity and rationality
Venue: Room 508, Philosophy Building, Strand Campus
Convenor: Clayton Littlejohn
Date: Monday 16 October
Speaker: Guy Longworth
Time: 2pm-4pm
Date: Thursday 19 October
Speaker: Jessica Leech
Time: 2.15pm-4pm
Date: Thursday 14 November
Speaker: Ulrika Heuer
Time: 2pm-4pm
Date: Thursday 7 December
Speaker: Alex Worsnip
Time: 2pm-4pm
Philosophy of Science

Time: Wednesdays at 3pm

Venue: Room 508, Philosophy Building

Convenor: Sam Kimpton-Nye

London Mind Group
Date: Friday 13 October
Time: 4pm-6pm
Speaker: Lucy Campbell
Venue: UCL, Drayton House, B.05
Date: Friday 27 October
Time: 4pm-6pm
Speaker: Henry Clarke
Venue: UCL, Drayton House, B.05
Date: Friday 17 November
Time: 4pm-6pm
Speaker: Anil Gomes
Venue: UCL, Drayton House, B.05
Date: Friday 1 December
Time: 4pm-6pm
Speaker: Michele Ombrato
Venue: UCL, Drayton House, B.05

Departmental events calendar

The Departmental events calendar lists reading groups, visiting speaker talks and seminar series, along with other departmental events organised by graduate students and staff. It also includes all bookings for room 508 in the philosophy building. If you would like to add an event to the calendar, or to book 508 for a research event, please email    

Outside the Department

Beyond the Department, the Institute of Philosophy at Stewart House synchronises a host of research seminars, aimed primarily at research students and staff, details of which can be found on their website.


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