Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain: West Yorkshire Branch Event


Unfortunately, due to the current climate the University has reluctantly reached the view that the PESGB West Yorkshire event taking place on Wednesday 13 May 2020 should be postponed. The University is very sorry to find itself in this position but hope you understand the decision we have had to take.

We look forward to welcoming you to campus when organisers have been able to re-schedule a new date.


Leeds Trinity University is pleased to announce the revival of the local branch of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. The Society has had a long and successful relationship with the University, including sponsoring PhD fees for some students.

What's happening?

From September 2019 to May 2020, a series of eight evening talks will be taking place on campus and we would love you to join us. The talks have been designed to encourage new voices to contribute to the programme, and to act as a friendly space in which colleagues and students can take their first steps in speaking at academic events.

Each evening will start with one or two short presentations (up to 10 minutes), which can be 'think pieces', or 'provocations', or might be outlines of planned research, reports from conferences, or explorations of puzzling ideas or theories that speakers are wrestling with in their work. After a short break (refreshments will be provided!) we will then have a presentation of around half an hour from a more experienced speaker.


This event has been postponed due to the current climate.

Wednesday 13 May 5.00 – 7.00pm

Speaker: Ed Podesta, Leeds Trinity University, 'Teachers – Curriculum Agents, or Agents of the Curriculum?' This is the final event in a series of eight PESGB events at Leeds Trinity University.


Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD Room LC1-29A (Andrew Kean Learning Centre)

How can I book?

To book your place for any sessions, please click here and enter your details on the Eventbrite page.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please email Naziya O'Reilly.

Mission statement:

PESGB West Yorkshire aims to promote the advancement and teaching of Philosophy of Education, and develop its relationship with school practitioners. Our events offer a space for academics, teachers and students to engage in Philosophy of Education, perhaps taking their first steps in speaking, presenting arguments and ideas. You do not need to have a background in philosophy to take part; simply an interest in lively discussion and debate.