Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference

The University of Oxford's Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference enjoys a deserved reputation as one of the most prestigious philosophy conferences at a graduate level in the United Kingdom

The next conference is scheduled to take place on the 12th and 13th of November 2022. A call-for-papers has been announced as well as our two keynote speakers. Please see this page for more information and updates.

Please note that, due to COVID-19 regulations, windows will be open throughout the conference. The room may, therefore, be cold and so please do bring plenty of warm clothing. Information on faculty COVID-19 regulations can be downloaded here.


Q: Where will the conference be held?
A: See the Visiting page.

Q: Can I go above the word limit?
A: Only submissions that are strictly no more than 4000 words will be considered. This word limit is inclusive of the title and footnotes, but not the bibliography.

Q: Is the abstract included in the 4000 word limit?
A: No, the abstract is not included in this word limit, but should itself be 500 words or under (this count includes footnotes). Please try to make your abstract as detailed as possible, within this limit.

Q: Will you provide funding for transportation and accommodation for graduate speakers?
A: No funding is available, however, we will try to find accommodation for graduate speakers with current Oxford graduate students.

Q: Can I participate as an undergraduate?
A: Paper submissions are only open to current postgraduates in philosophy.

Q: I am currently enrolled in a graduate programme, but will be graduating before the time of the conference. Can I still participate?
A: Submissions are open only to those who will be postgraduates at the time of the conference. However, in light of the change to the conference date, we will accept submissions from any student who will still be a postgraduate on the original conference date.

Q: I am graduating soon, but will have started my next course before the conference. Is it still possible to submit a paper?
A: Yes, we accept submissions from all students who will be enrolled in a post-graduate course at the time of the conference.

Q: I co-authored a paper with somebody who will not be enrolled in a post-graduate course at the time of the conference. Can I still submit that paper?
A: Yes, we accept submissions by post-graduates co-authored with somebody who is not a grad student. However, please note that only you (and not your coauthor) can present at the conference.

Q: Am I eligible to submit a paper if I am a postgraduate student who does not work at a philosophy faculty?
A: Yes, we accept any postgraduate submissions which have a philosophical focus and engage with philosophical debates. We do not accept submissions from students of other Oxford faculties.

Q: Can I submit several papers?
A: Only one submission per person will be considered.

Q: What are your selection criteria?
A: Among the criteria we consider in reviewing submissions are (this is not an exhaustive list): (i) quality of abstract; (ii) originality of the argument, (iii) quality of the argument, (iv) area coverage, and (v) diversity of attendees.

Please note: Due to the large number of submissions, we will be reviewing in multiple rounds. Reviewers will make an initial cut based on criteria (i) and (iv). We therefore recommend that applicants sufficiently focus on their abstract in preparing their submission.

The conference is hosted and organised by current philosophy graduate students at the University of Oxford:

Julian Ratcliffe, Balliol College

Jen Semler, Reuben College

Imogen Rivers, St Cross College

Sasha Arridge, St Anne's College

Lewis Williams, Linacre College

Lorenzo Elijah, Balliol College

William Wells, Oriel College

Dominic McGuire, The Queen's College

Thomas Ralston, Kellogg College

Kyle van Oosterum, Hertford College

Gurjhinder Malhi, Pembroke College

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process.

Please make your submissions via EasyChair:

You will have to create an account to do so. The account creation process is fairly intuitive. Remember to check that you have entered the correct details when you are creating the account, as we will contact you using those details. However, if you need further help, please refer to the instructions below.

Please click here for the instructions 


Thanks to the generosity of the organisations supporting the Conference, including the Aristotelian Society, Analysis Trust, Royal Institute of Philosophy and the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy, we hope to be able to be able to offer some financial support to graduate speakers, to cover travel, subsistence and accommodation costs associated with attending the conference. We will be in touch with successful applicants to discuss the details of this financial support.

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Previous Talks & Contact Us

Talks from the 24th conference can be found here on our YouTube channel.

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