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APT Inaugural Conference: A Success!

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The Association of Philosophy Teachers (APT) held its inaugural annual conference at King Edward’s School on Monday 26 June. The APT, the first subject association for philosophy teachers in the UK, came into being as a result of conversations between Paul Moore-Bridger, Head of Philosophy and Religion at KES, and Professor Meena Dhanda, Professor of Philosophy and Cultural Politics at the University of Wolverhampton. The British Philosophical Association and The Royal Institute of Philosophy also got behind the idea, and we had the pleasure of welcoming some eighty delegates to the school.

Angie Hobbs, Professor for the Public Understanding of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield and an all-round media star gave a rousing keynote address and delegates picked from a smorgasbord of tempting philosophical workshops, including one of our own unique philosophy course, School for Thought.

Paul Moore-Bridger said: “It was great to welcome so many philosophy teachers to KES for the conference. We take philosophy very seriously here, so it feels appropriate that we are at the heart of the movement to strengthen the subject at a national level.”

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