Annual Conference

BSHP Annual Lecture

The BSHP Annual Lecture features an accessible paper from a distinguished speaker in the history of philosophy. It is normally held in the autumn at a UK university. Attendance is free, and everyone is welcome.

BSHP Annual Lecture 2021

Information about the 2021 annual lecture will be available soon.

Past Annual Lectures

2020: Prof. Jan Westerhoff, "For your eyes only: the Problem on Solipsism in Ancient Indian Philosophy", delivered online Click here to watch a recording.


2019: Prof. MM McCabe, "Taking time to talk: Plato's Euthydemus on the metaphysics of conversation", University of Aberdeen


2018: Prof. Sarah Hutton, "Women, Philosophy, and the History of Philosophy", Maison Francaise d'Oxford


2017: Prof. John Cottingham, "Why the History of Philosophy Matters", King’s College London