The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion

Registered charity 1027548

The British Society for the Philosophy of Religion (registered charity 1027548) was founded in 1993 and is the UK’s main forum for the interchange of ideas in the philosophy of religion. The Society has, since 1995, held a biennial conference in Britain, devoted to a particular area of the subject.

Registration for the BSPR's 2015 conference is now open! Please register and pay for the conference, accommodation, and meals at the following website:

BSPR members will receive a discount on the conference registration, and student members may attend the conference without charge.

Download a flyer with the conference schedule here [PDF]!

The BSPR now invites submissions for its eleventh conference, on Divine Hiddenness. The conference will be held in Oriel College, Oxford, from Thursday 10th through Sunday 13th September 2015.  Saturday the 12th will focus on the legacy of Richard Swinburne in hounour of his 80th birthday.  Keynote speakers include Richard Swinburne (Oxford), Stephen Clark (Liverpool), Sarah Coakley (Cambridge), and Trent Dougherty (Baylor). For further details, see the Call for Papers.

The BSPR is also affiliated to the European Society for the Philosophy of Religion which holds a biennial conference in years alternating with the BSPR’s conference.

The programme of events for the Society is decided at the General Meeting held at the Biennial Conference. The planning of the programme is in the hands of the Committee, consisting currently of Professor Sarah Coakley (President), Professor Stephen R. L. Clark (former President), Dr. Victoria Harrison (Honrary Secretary), Dr. William Wood (Honorary Treasurer), and other Committee Members. For full details of the Committee and Council of the Society, click here. To view the full Constitution of the BSPR, click here.