British Philosophy of Sport Association Seminars

Below is the schedule of speakers for the British Philosophy of Sport Association’s online Seminar Series for the coming semesters. Our speakers include leading figures in the philosophy of sport community addressing fundamental and applied philosophical issues in sport.

The British Philosophy of Sport Association is delighted to announce our online Seminar Series for the academic year 2023/2024:


Dr. John William Devine (Swansea University)

Trust, Sport, and Preventive Justice

September 6th, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Mika Hämäläinen (University of Turku)

A perspective on corruption in sport

October 4th,3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Catherine Robb (Tilburg University)

Talented Teams

November 1st, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Nina Windgätter (University of New Hampshire)

Improving the use of Video Assistant Referees in Soccer: Balancing the Need for Expertise and Game Management with the Need for Transparency and Justification

December 6th, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Paul Davis (University of Sunderland)

January 10th, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Victoria Lozano Esparza (Kings College London)

February 7th, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Yuval Eylon (Open University of Israel)

Cunning as Virtue

March 6th, 3 p.m. U.K. time

April – break


Dr. Nicola Mulkeen (Newcastle University)

Football Academies and Exploitation

May 1st, 3 p.m. U.K. time


Dr. Matija Mato Škerbić (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

Bioethics Of Sport – Critical Examination Of The Current State Of The Sub-Discipline

Football Academies and Exploitation

June 5th , 3 p.m. U.K. time

Each session will last 1 hour (30 min presentation and 30 min Q&A) and will be hosted on Zoom. Sessions are open to BPSA members only, and new members especially are encouraged to attend. The Zoom link will be circulated to members one hour in advance of each session.

Details of what membership includes and how to join the BPSA can be found HERE.

Any questions about the series can be directed to Dr Alfred Archer.