The University of Sheffield Philosophy Teacher Conference

Teaching Philosophy at post-16 and beyondPhilosophy Teacher Conference 2016 poster

Tuesday 21 June 2016, 9am-3.15pm

Venue: Humanities Research Institute (HRI), 34 Gell Street, Sheffield, S3 7QY

The Department of Philosophy warmly invites you to a conference for teachers of Philosophy and related subjects at post-16 and beyond. This unique opportunity will give you the chance to meet our lecturers and researchers from the University of Sheffield, to refresh your subject knowledge and to learn how we’ve developed our teaching in recent years.

Participation will contribute to your continuing professional development.

The conference is free to attend, lunch and refreshments are also provided.

Time Schedule
9 - 9.30am Registration and coffee
9.30 - 9.40am Welcome
9.40 - 10.30am

Session 1:

Dr Yonatan Shemmer "Education and indoctrination"

10.30 - 10.45am Break
10.45 - 11.35am

Session 2:

Dr Tom Cochrane "Comedy"

Dr T Ryan Byerly "New approaches to classic problems in philosophy of religion"

11.35 - 11.40am Comfort break
11.40 - 12.30pm

Session 3:

Prof Eric Olson "What is death?"

12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30 - 2.20pm

Session 4:

Dr Jessica Leech "Truthmaking: A new perspective on metaphysical debates"

2.20 - 2.25pm Comfort break
2.25 - 3.15pm

Session 5:

Round table: preparing your students for a degree in Philosophy

Evaluations & close

Download a pdf version of programme


Please complete our online Teacher Conference Registration Form to reserve your place. 

Please note: places are limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

Registration deadline: Monday 13 June

For further information please email:

Linda Billam, Schools’ Outreach Support Officer, Faculty of Arts and Humanities:


If you require overnight accommodation, rooms in university halls of residence (Endcliffe) are available from £44 per person for bed and breakfast in a single room, subject to availability. Alternatively, nearby Halifax Hall hotel has rooms starting from £65 based on single occupancy, again subject to availability:

Find out more about accommodation