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SPA Annual General Meeting (updated information)

The Scots Philosophical Association Annual General Meeting: Schedule and Information 

University of Dundee


There is no registration required, but if you would like to attend the dinner (details below) – so that we know the numbers – we ask that you indicate this in advance by emailing Ms Amelie Berger Soraruff:

(Please also indicate if you will require a vegetarian option, and any other specific dietary requirements.)


Dinner will be held from 7:30 on Thursday the 1st Dec at Rishi’s Indian Aroma ( 11 Hawkhill Rd Dundee, DD1 5DL. Cost is £20 per person. We ask that you pay in cash to the conference organisers on the day of the dinner.


The conference will be held at the Dalhousie building – Room 2F14 on Thursday 1st, and Room 2F13 on Friday 2nd. (‘2’ indicates the side of the building, and ‘F’ indicates First Floor.)

You can find a campus map here:,-2.984038,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865cc765a60f35:0x2d4e6f1d11137606!8m2!3d56.4594378!4d-2.9821926


You can also find directions to get to Dalhousie Building from Dundee railway station here:,+South+Union+Street,+Dundee/Dalhousie+Building,+Dundee/@56.458391,-2.9799213,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865c957a850ae5:0x1feafb1d1626334b!2m2!1d-2.9710367!2d56.4566822!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865cc76e384b15:0xc4e2c2ff3453a22f!2m2!1d-2.9822402!2d56.4595907!3e2


Some suggested nearby accommodation

(in rough descending order of price):


Apex Hotel:




Holiday Inn Express:


Queens Hotel:


Travelodge Dundee Central:


Dundee Backpacker:


For any questions, please contact Ashley Woodward: or Amélie Berger Soraruff:



Thursday Dec. 1:


Dalhousie 2F14


10:30 Refreshments

11:00 – 1:00 Philosophy Careers Seminar (for Postgraduates)

1:45 – 2:45 Paper 1 TBA

3:00 – 4:00 Annual General meeting (SPA members only)

4:00 Refreshments

4:30 – 6:00 Keynote Address: Prof Jack Reynolds (Deakin): ‘Embodied Cognition, Naturalism and Emergence’

6:00 – 7:30 Drinks

7:30 Conference Dinner



Friday Dec. 2:


Dalhousie 2F13


9:30 Refreshments

10:00 – 11:00: Dr Kevin Scharp (St Andrews) Title TBA

11:00 – 12: Paper 3 Prof Nicholas Davey (Dundee): ‘Notes Towards a Relational Hermeneutics’