Category Archives: News and Events

A new semester approaches

The first week of teaching for new or returning students on our taught degree courses will be SEPTEMBER 21st, 2015. It would be helpful if you could enroll (or re-enroll) a couple of weeks prior to that date, so that … Continue reading

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PTES results

The Postgraduate (taught) Experience Survey has just completed. This is an independent, national audit of how postgraduate students feel about their course. I’m very pleased to report that our students on the MA in Continental Philosophy are happy indeed. 100% … Continue reading

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Visiting Research Fellows

Kelvin Clayton and Andrew Hill have been appointed as Visiting Research Fellows in Philosophy. Their work will primarily be connected to new The Character and Culture Research Group (if link is not working, see below).

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Professors honoured for distinguished service to their students

David Webb and Douglas Burnham have both received multiple nominations for the ‘Staffordshire Student Experience Awards’. These include nominations in the categories of ‘Personal Tutor of the Year’ and ‘Positive Impact’.

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PhD Success

I’m sure you’d like to join me in congratulating Emma Cleary, who successfully defended her PhD thesis in her viva examination yesterday. Emma’s thesis is entitled ‘Jazz-shaped Bodies: Mapping City Space, Time, and Sound in Black Transnational Literature,’ and it’s … Continue reading

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Guide to The Communist Manifesto

Our good colleague, Dr. Peter Lamb, has just published a really fine reader’s guide to The Communist Manifesto. Find it here.

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Varoufakis on ‘erratic Marxism’

A lovely, quite open piece, which as the Guardian realises, tells us a lot about what is happening in Europe right now.

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The Character and Culture Research Group

The Character and Culture Research Group is a new project. It has arisen from a convergence of interests around virtue ethics, and in particular from a shared belief that virtue ethics may have a valuable contribution to make to the … Continue reading

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Women in academic philosophy

Good set of interviews on the Guardian web site about the relatively small proportion of women philosophers in UK universities. One observation to add, prompted by Patrice Haynes’ comments: in European philosophy, much of the work being done is not … Continue reading

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REF results!

This morning the results of the ‘Research Excellence Framework’ for 2014 were released. The REF is a survey and evaluation of research production across all universities in the UK. The work done by us in philosophy was entered as part … Continue reading

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