Monthly Archives: May 2019

Forthcoming events in Newcastle Philosophy

A list of forthcoming events, in and around Newcastle Philosophy. Please come along!

Thursday 30th May: Workshop on CRISIS IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT, Percy Building G.10, 9:45am-3:45pm (Book a place here:

(updated programme may be available here:

Tuesday 4th June: Michael Bavidge book launch, ‘Philosophy at the Margins’, Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, 6:45pm

Wednesday 5th June: Philosophy Across Disciplines: Student Conference (with keynote speeches from Pete Wolfendale and Michael Bavidge).

Saturday 6th July,  Michael Bavidge study day on Border-Philosophy,  Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street,  Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6RQ, 10.30 am – 3.30 pm [Download Brochure]

Philosophy Summer School in Ljubljana


Philosophy Summer School (26-30 August 2019)

Faculty of Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia

As part of the activities marking the centenary  of the University of Ljubljana, the Faculty of Arts is organising the Philosophy Summer School Fail better!’ led by the internationally renowned scholars known as ‘the Ljubljana School’,  Slavoj ŽižekAlenka Zupančič and Mladen Dolar, who will each give three extensive lectures and present their latest work. The programme will be concluded by a common session.

The title of the Summer School is taken from the famous quote by Samuel Beckett, ‘Try again. Fail again. Fail better.’ (Worstward Ho), and refers to a stark sense of failure of critical thought and of emancipatory politics, the rise of new populism, the emergence of previously unthinkable leaders, the looming social and economic contradictions, and the apocalyptic perspectives of global and ecological catastrophes. Such failure, however, is a starting point that instigates new intellectual engagement.

For more information on the Summer School which will take place at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana in English, please click on the following link:

The number of participants is limited to 120.

Early bird fee registration is extended until 31 May.

Postgraduate funding for MLitt Philosophy, Newcastle University

If you’re interested in studying at Masters level at Newcastle but aren’t sure you have the money, there is funding available. Deadlines are relatively close, so move quickly, but have a look at these:

The Jacobsen fellowships: ?

And the Newcastle University Opportunities Scholarships, among others:

Apply for the MLitt here: