UWTSD announce 2023-24 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series programme


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is delighted to announce its Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series programme for 2023-24, with a number of in person and online events.

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Over the next year, audiences will hear from internationally renowned philosophers and have an opportunity to engage in philosophical conversations on a range of contemporary topics in philosophy.

This Lecture Series is an exciting collaboration between the Philosophy Department at UWTSD and the Royal Institute of Philosophy. 

Organiser of the Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series programme at UWTSD is Dr Rebekah Humphreys.  She commented:

“I’d like to thank the Royal Institute of Philosophy for their support which has given us the opportunity to arrange these talks at UWTSD.

This lecture Series provides a unique opportunity to hear from experts from across the world. It provides staff, students and members of our Lampeter, Carmarthen and Swansea communities with an opportunity to explore important topics through the insights of these renowned speakers.

Every lecture is free and open to all so please join us for what promises to be an exciting programme.”

Click on the following link for further information about UWTSD’s Philosophy provision and courses - https://www.uwtsd.ac.uk/philosophy/

UWTSD 2023-24 Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Series programme:

Online programme

Talks are accessible to the public via Zoom, and are no more than 45 minutes long, with an additional 45 minutes for conversations about the topic. Talks take place from 6pm to 7.30pm (UK time zone). (All zoom links will be provided nearer to the dates.)  

For further details, please contact r.humphreys@uwtsd.ac.uk

All welcome!

Tuesday 31 October 2023

Dr Rebekah Humphreys (UWTSD, Lampeter)

‘Anthropomorphism and the shared language of dogs and humans’.

Join Zoom Meeting for above talk:


Meeting ID: 867 0934 1533

Passcode: 772059

Tuesday 13th February 2024

Dr Francesca Marin (University of Padua (Italy))

‘Rethinking the concept of “End-of-Life Decisions”: toward a broader bioethical approach to end of life issues’.

Tuesday 5th March 2024 (TBC)

Associate Professor Elisabetta Lalumera (Department for Life Quality Studies, University of Bologna)

‘Choosing Health Concepts’.

Tuesday 19th March 2024

Dr Elisa Caldarola (University of Turin (Italy) / The Graduate Center, CUNY)

‘Understanding Installation Art’.

Tuesday 23rd April 2024

Dr Giovanna Miolli (University of Padua (Italy) / Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires)

‘Why do we need a feminist metaphilosophy?’

Tuesday 30th April 2024

Emeritus Prof. Robin Attfield (Cardiff University).

‘The Ethics of the Climate Crisis and the Case for a Law Against Ecocide’

In-person programme  (Lampeter, Carmarthen, & Swansea)

All welcome! 

Wed. 17 Jan. 2024, 7.00-9.00 PM

Conversation on… Dreams

A Dream Salon, a happening, a multi-sensory event: choose a participant’s dream and then discuss it while you see it painted live by artist Julia Lockheart. DreamsID.com 

For millennia, dreams have been a source of philosophical enquiry as well as being represented in and inspiring art works. This captivating event will enable participants to consider what it means to find meaning in a dream, as well as to experience the returning of a dream to its visual form, while also posing questions about what it means to be human.

With Prof. Julia Lockheart (UWTSD) & Prof. Mark Blagrove (Swansea University)

Dream Salon, 7 - 9pm.

Location: Noah’s Yard, 38 Uplands Crescent, Uplands, Swansea, SA2 0PB.

Booking required via Eventbrite.

Wed. 10 April 2024, 1.00-2.30 PM 

Conversation on… Animals and Eco-ethics

Our use of other than human beings continues to be ‘hidden in plain sight’, and poses serious issues with regards to the environment. This event will explore the ethical and philosophical issues arising from human-animal interactions, prompting debate on, for example, eco-therapy, food ethics, and the lived experiences of animals.

With Dr. Rebekah Humphreys & Dr. Lymarie Rodriguez (UWTSD)

Location: Founders’ library, UWTSD, Lampeter Campus, College Road, Lampeter, SA48 7ED.

No booking required.

Followed by free buffet lunch at 2.30 (vegan)

Wed. 24 April 2024, 1.00-2.30 PM

Conversation on… Generative AI

With Prof. Nik Whithead (UWTSD)

Location: ROOM TL07, UWTSD, Carmarthen Campus, College Rd, SA31 3EP.

No booking required.

Followed by free buffet lunch at 2.30 (vegan)

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Further Information

For more information, please contact Arwel Lloyd, Principal PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676663 / arwel.lloyd@uwtsd.ac.uk