About us

The BPA was established in 2003, and its aim is to promote and foster the teaching and study of, and research in Philosophy in the United Kingdom, within higher education and also within the wider community. Its founding President was Professor Roger Trigg, who previously chaired the BPA’s predecessor, the National Committee for Philosophy, and who oversaw the transition to the BPA. Its current President is Professor Robert Stern (University of Sheffield).

Since its inception, the BPA has sought to engage in constructive dialogue, on behalf of the philosophical community in the UK, with bodies such as the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the Quality Assurance Agency, the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance, and the Higher Education Academy.

The BPA is very grateful to its members – individual teachers and researchers, insitutional members, and learned societies – for their support. If you are not a member of the BPA and would like to join, please visit our Join page.

Contact us

If there are issues you would like to raise with the BPA, please contact the Director, Michael Brady, at the address below or by emailing michael.brady@glasgow.ac.uk. For all other enquiries, please contact our Executive Secretary, Sarah-Louise Johnson (Department of Philosophy, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT), or email us at admin@bpa.ac.uk.