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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 holidays 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. 

Medicine and the Mind

Convenor: Dr Tuomas Pernu
Time and venue to be confirmed, see for more information.

Mind, Metaphysics and Psychology
Details TBC.
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, Alexander Franklin and John Heron

London Mind Group
The London Mind Group is an intercollegiate University of London group featuring read-ahead meetings where postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers can share their work. Once each academic term they also host an invited guest for a more traditional, non-read-ahead meeting.
More information can be found here.

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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