Update: Mind AGM

May 7th, 2021

The annual general meeting of the Mind Association is open to all members of the Mind Association. The AGM ordinarily takes place at the Joint Session. Due to the ongoing health crisis, the 2021 AGM will be held online from 10am on Wednesday 7th July. If you would like to receive an invitation to attend and / or copies of the Director’s and Treasurer’s reports, please contact the Association’s administrator in advance at mindassoc@gmail.com.

XCV Joint Session 2021
16 Jul, 14:00 – 18 Jul, 19:30
Online event
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Welcome to the Joint Session 2021

The Joint Session in 2021 will be held online.

There will be no registration fee for this year's conference. All pre-recorded sessions will be available for to all who wish to view. Live sessions will require a Zoom link which will be sent to all registered participants. We kindly ask that participants who are not currently members of either the Aristotelian Society or the Mind Association join at least one of these prior to attendance.

The Programme
Inaugural Address
Brad Hooker (Reading)

Nishi Shah (Amherst) & Robert Simpson (UCL)
Yujin Nagasawa (Birmingham) & Keith Frankish (Sheffield)
Lynne Tirrell (Connecticut) & Mari Mikkola (Amsterdam)
Agustin Rayo (MIT) & Penelope Mackie (Nottingham)
Catriona Mackenzie (Macquarie) & Maria Alvarez (KCL)
Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire) & Sophie Grace Chappell (OU)

In addition to the symposia and regular sessions, comedian Robert Newman will give a talk on 'Wittgenstein's Joke Book - notes on the philosophy of laughter’. Philosopher, literary critic, and poet Christopher Norris will read from his Socrates at Verse and Other Philosophical Poems and debut some new philosophical poetry. There will also be virtual drinks and coffee, grant application and publishing advice for graduate students, and a range of interactive social events. Please consult the conference website for updates on the format and content of the online conference.


About the Joint Session

The Joint Session is the premier UK general philosophy conference, held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland.

Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a broad range of philosophical areas. Inaugurated by the incoming President of the Mind Association, the Joint Session includes symposia, open and postgradaute sessions, and a range of satellite conferences. Find out more about the conference's history.

The 95th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Hertfordshire from 16 to 18 July 2021.

The local organisers are Constantine Sandis and Danièle Moyal-Sharrock.


Contact details

De Havilland Campus, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU, UK