30th Anniversary Conference 
Start Date: 29-Jun-2012
End Date: 01-Jul-2012
Location: St Anne’s College, Oxford
Venue Address: Woodstock Road, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6HS
Contact Email: admin (at) appliedphil.org
The Society for Applied Philosophy (UK) was founded in 1982 with the aim of promoting philosophical study and research that has a direct bearing on areas of practical concern. It arose from an increasing awareness that many topics of public debate are capable of being illuminated by the critical, analytic approach characteristic of philosophy, and by direct consideration of questions of value. These topics come from a number of different areas of social life – law, politics, economics, science, technology, medicine and education are among the most obvious. The purpose of the SAP is to foster and promote philosophical work that is intended to make a constructive contribution to problems in these areas. It does so through events, conferences, and lecture programmes.
Call for papers
The Annual Conference 2012 is SAP’s thirtieth anniversary conference and includes a discussion board on the nature of applied philosophy. The event will be an open themed applied philosophy conference (papers will be considered from the full range of topics in applied philosophy). Plenary speakers include John Broome (Oxford), Rae Langton (MIT), Elinor Mason (Edinburgh), Michael Otsuka (UCL), Ingrid Robeyns (Rotterdam), Peter Schaber (Zürich), Suzanne Uniacke (Hull), and Janet R Richards.
SUBMISSION PROCESS for PROPOSED PAPERS
Please submit a 3000 word paper ACCOMPANIED BY a 500 word abstract to be considered for inclusion in the programme.
Papers (with accompanying abstract) can be submitted here:
The deadline for submissions is Monday 16 January 2012.
Only submissions that include both abstract and paper can be considered for the programme.
SUBMISSION PROCESS for PANEL TOPICS
The organisers hope to include some panel sessions at this year’s annual conference.
If you have a panel topic proposal please submit an 500-1000 word abstract here .
POSTGRADUATE ESSAY PRIZE
A prize will be awarded to the best postgraduate essay submission.
The winning student will receive free registration and accommodation at the conference as well as reimbursement for any travel expenses incurred within the United Kingdom to and from the event. Overseas winners can claim up to £250 instead of UK travel expenses.