About

About the Institute

The Institute of Philosophy is an Institute of the University of London's School of Advanced Study. Founded in 2005, the IP was made possible by a generous private donation and matching funding from the University of London.

What is the Institute for?

The Institute's aim is to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community.

Where is the Institute?

The IP's offices are located in the University of London in the Stewart House part of the University comples (access via Senate House main entrance). Most of the Institute's events are held in Senate House.

Who runs the Institute?

Here is a list of the Institute's staff and a description of how it is managed.

What does the Institute do?

The Institute's activities may be grouped into three categories:

  • Events - including lectures, seminars and conferences (Phil-list calendar of both IP and other philosphy events in London)
  • Fellowships - visiting fellowships and postdoctoral research fellowships
  • Research support - including electronic resources and information for graduate students

Who can come to the Institutes events?

The Institute's events are open to everyone. You do not have to be a member of the Institute, or a member of any university, to attend Institute events.

Membership is also open to all. Details about membership are here.

The award of fellowships at the Institute is, of course, on the basis of a competition. Details are here.

Philosophy Bites is now produced in association with the Institute.