Call for Papers | The British Philosophy of Sport Association 16th Annual Conference 2019 | Trinity College, Oxford, April 2–5. 2019. Call ends February 1, 2019

The purpose of the British Philosophy of Sport Association is to provide avenues and opportunities for those interested in philosophical issues in sport; to present their ideas and network with others. We hold an annual conference, with a tri-annual joint conference with the European Association for the Philosophy of Sport, and have members from across the world (you do not have to be British or live in the UK to join). As part of the membership fee you will receive four print editions of the esteemed Sport, Ethics and Philosophy journal published by Routledge (details on becoming a member can be found in the membership section). We are a friendly and welcoming association and look forward to seeing you at one of our events – and why not at the upcoming conference in Oxford 2019!

Keynote Speakers

    • Tom Hurka (University of Toronto)
      Chancellor Henry N. R. Jackman Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Studies at the University of Toronto
    • Sophie-Grace Chappell (The Open University)
      Professor of Philosophy at the Open University
    • Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford)
      Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics and Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; He is a Fellow of St Cross College, Oxford.
    • Mike McNamee (Swansea University)
      Professor of Applied Ethics at the University of Swansea
    • Angela Schneider (Western University, Ontario)
      Associate Professor, University of Western Ontario


Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. It was founded in 1555, but has Medieval origins. It is situated in the very centre of Oxford and will be our home for four days. Accommodation is in en suite student rooms on the college site.  Conference participants will have breakfast, lunch and a final, formal conference dinner with wine in the college hall.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

Abstracts are invited in any area of the philosophy of sport and from any philosophical perspective: all decisions will be made solely on the basis of the quality of philosophical argument.

    • Abstract (300-500 words) final submission date – Friday 1st February 2019
    • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by – Friday 15th February
    • Required format is MS Word, 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography.
    • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to 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.

For more information or queries please email

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