Joanna Borkowska, Elelements IV (Spirit of Fire) 2017, Oil and Pigments on Linen, 180x215c



Our seasons of "digital dialogues" have been running since autumn 2020. To date, over 12,000 attendees from 109 countries have tuned in. To watch recordings of many of our past events, click here.

Our autumn series will begin on Tuesday 6th September and end on Monday 12th December. We will upload events listings below within a fortnight of each event (and hopefully sooner).   

All our events begin at 7:00pm UK time (11:00am PST/2:00pm EST) unless otherwise stated. 

They will last for one hour, including time for audience questions.

Our events are free and  all are welcome.


Monday 3rd October

How Philosophy Helps Us Find Our Way

Kieran Setiya in conversation with Anil Gomes

There is no cure for the human condition: life is hard. But Kieran Setiya believes philosophy can help. In this conversation with Anil Gomes, Setiya will draw on ancient and modern philosophy to offer us a map for navigating rough terrain, from personal trauma to the injustice and absurdity of the world, showing how the tools of philosophy can help us find our way.


Tuesday 18th October

Whiteness and the Politics of Education

Arathi Sriprakash in conversation with Darren Chetty

In this event, Arathi Sriprakash will explore the material conditions, knowledge politics, and complex feelings that create and relay systems of racial domination. Focusing on topics such as racial capitalism and epistemologies of ignorance, Sriprakash will invite us to reckon with past and present politics of education in order to imagine a future thoroughly divested from racism.


Monday 10th October

Why Does the State Care About Your Gender?

Paisley Currah in conversation with Robin Dembroff

In this conversation with Robin Dembroff, political scientist and gender theorist Paisley Currah will offer a fascinating account of the work that sex classifications do in structuring politics and policy, asking nuanced and informative questions about what we can learn from looking at how, when, and why state institutions collaborate in or thwart sex reclassification.


Monday 24th October

Moral Philosophy in a Disenchanted Universe

Lee A. McBride III in conversation with Andrea Pitts

In this event, Lee A. McBride III will engage with the work of thinkers like Leonard Harris, Alain LeRoy Locke, and the tradition of insurrectionist ethics to defend his version of a critical pragmatic ethical naturalism that eschews both materialistic and scientistic dead-ends while disavowing those norms and traditions that justify or perpetuate oppression.


Monday 17th October

Anishinaabe Ontology & Philosophical Practice

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning in conversation with Kathrine Cuccuru

In what will be a wide-ranging conversation, Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning will explain her use of ideas like “Mnidoo-Worlding” (which takes as its starting point the presumption of a life-world populated by human and other-than-human persons), as well as how Anishinaabe ontology relates to contemporary discourse in continental philosophy and critical theory.


Monday 31st October

Gender, Knowledge, and Humankind

Louise Antony in conversation with Briana Toole

This event will showcase Louise Antony’s influential contributions to feminist and analytic philosophy, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind. Antony’s broadly interdisciplinary work has brought a naturalistic perspective to many philosophical issues, while focusing on whether, and how, facts about human embodiment ought to constrain philosophical theories. 

  • Is Democracy Doomed?
    Tue, 05 Apr
    05 Apr, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Jason Brennan and Hélène Landemore in conversation with Alexander Douglas
  • The Politics of Gender and Identity
    04 Apr, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Finn Mackay in conversation with Jana Bacevic
  • The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is
    28 Mar, 19:00 – 20:00 BST
    Justin E.H. Smith in conversation with Alexis Papazoglou