BPSA Annual Conference 2024

The 21st British Philosophy of Sports Association Conference will be hosted by Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen, Scotland, 21-23rd March, 2024.

One of the world’s leading conferences on the philosophy of sport, the 2024 event will bring together researchers from across the globe to the North-East of Scotland for a vibrant forum to network, exchange ideas and discuss the importance of games, play, and sport. The conference will feature keynote speakers from academia as well as the sporting professions, providing delegates with a unique opportunity to hear different perspectives on the nature and value of human movement.

The official conference website

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Erin Tarver – Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emory University.
  • Dr John William Devine – Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Ethics, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Swansea University.

Panel Discussion on “Winning is everything!”

Featuring leading sports personalities:

  • Dr Emily Ryall – former Chair of BPSA
  • Dr Niall Elliott – Chief Medical Officer for The British Olympic Association
  • Hannah Miley – former Olympic Swimmer
  • John Beattie – former Rugby Union Player

Enquiries should be directed to the Organizing Committee:

  • Dr Alfred Archer, Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association
  • Prof Steve Olivier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Robert Gordon University
  • Dr Silvia Camporesi, Vice-Chair, British Philosophy of Sport Association
  • Prof Dr Jim Parry, Secretary, British Philosophy of Sport Association

Conference Registration & Accommodation:

We look forward to seeing you in Aberdeen!