BPSA Annual Conference 2015

University of Sunderland, April 13-15 2015

Venue: National Glass Centre, St. Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland, SL6 0GL.

Final Programme: Conference Programme 2015 PDF

Conference Registration and Fees:

You can register for the 2015 BPSA annual conference using the PayPal functionality below. The rates are as follows (please note that if you pay via PayPal, we need to cover certain additional administrative charges, hence the slightly higher sums for the PayPal payments below) :

  • BPSA members – £120
  • Non-members – £140
  • Student-Unemployed – £40

There is also a further option for joining the three-course conference dinner at the National Glass Centre, for an additional £20.

Finally, if paying by PayPal, please don’t forget to enter your name in the provided text box below, so that we know who each respective payment has come from.

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Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 12th Jan 2015
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by 9th Feb 2015
  • Required format is MS Word, Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to eryall@glos.ac.uk with <your name – ABSTRACT – title> as the filename.
  • Papers must be prepared in English. The Programme Committee are very keen to encourage contributors to submit early versions of abstracts or papers for comment and for advice on language issues.


  • Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy; Acta Universitatis CarolinaeKinanthropologica; etc.


We have arranged three options:

1. Sunderland Marriott Hotel: Double Occupancy Rooms at £48.50 pp per night. 30 rooms are being held in reserve until 4/6 weeks before arrival. Delegates should call the Central Reservations Dept. on 0800 221 222, quoting reference code ‘A16’ to make a booking.

2. Roker Hotel: are offering single occupancy rooms at the preferential rate of £65 per night. They are not holding any in reserve. Delegates quote ‘UoS’ or ‘BPSA’ to get the pref rate, subject to availability. The number is 0843 634 3305.

3. Travel Lodge, Sunderland High Street West: Double occupancy rooms are currently £37. http://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/247/Sunderland-Central-hotel


  • Nearest Airport: Newcastle International Airport
  • Nearest Metro Station: St Peter’s (The Metro runs directly to Sunderland from Newcastle International Airport)
  • Nearest Railway Station: Sunderland City Centre
  • Nearest Motorway: A1(M)
  • Sat. nav. details: SR6 0GL