Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference

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

The 28th Annual Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference will be held on the 16th-17th of November 2024 at the University of Oxford.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers:

  • Clare Chambers (University of Cambridge)
  • David Enoch (University of Oxford)
  • Stephen Mulhall (University of Oxford)

Venue: The Radcliffe Humanities Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road Oxford OX26GG

We welcome submissions from all graduate students working in philosophy (except students enrolled at Oxford at the time of the conference). Papers can be on any topic in philosophy. The word count may not exceed 2000 words, including footnotes and excluding bibliography. Please also provide a 300 word abstract. Submit your paper by Sunday, 2 June 2024, 11:59 p.m. BST using this form.

Each student presentation will be followed by a response from a member of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty.

For more information you can contact us at gradconf@philosophy.ox.ac.uk

Conference registration will open in August.

Q: Will you provide funding for transportation and accommodation for graduate speakers?
A: We hope to be able to offer some financial support to attendees to cover travel, subsistence and accomodation costs associated with attending the conference. We cannot confirm at this stage as it depends on sponsorship. Successful candidates will be informed nearer the time. 

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

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.

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.

Chairs of the organising committee: Esther Braun and Ronya Ramrath






Previous Talks & Contact Us

Talks from the 24th conference held in 2021 can be found on YouTube.


Click here for last year's Oxford Graduate Philosophy Conference