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Mental Health in Education: New Perspectives from Philosophy

Colloquium 17 June 2020, University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is hosting a one-day colloquium, jointly funded by the British Academy and the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain, to explore therapeutic philosophical traditions in light of educational issues, and in response to calls by policy makers that schools should be teaching about mental health. Philosophers, psychoanalysts and education researchers will bring their experience and expertise to the conversation. There will be a special focus on Wittgenstein and Stanley Cavell.

Speakers: Josh Cohen (Goldsmiths), Richard Gipps (Oxford), Joanna Moncrieff (UCL), Adrian Skilbeck (IOE/Winchester), Paul Standish (IOE), Emma Williams (Warwick), and ‘in conversation’ with Adam Phillips (psychoanalyst and writer).

 Register on Eventbrite (use the password ‘therapy’) or sign up here.

Spaces are limited, so early registration is encouraged.

There is no fee for attending the colloquium. Lunch will be provided.

Organised by Emma Williams, Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick.

Fri 28 Feb 2020, 14:19 | Tags: Emma Williams, Research


Student Poster Conference Wednesday 12th February

The Student Poster Conference on Wednesday was a great day both for our students and our staff. Thank you to everyone for making the day what it was, especially our students.

please see #frmposterconference with more photos soon

Fri 14 Feb 2020, 11:30 | Tags: Events, postgraduate, Research, Current Postgraduates

Is philosophy therapeutic, and can it help promote good mental health in secondary schools?

Dr Emma Williams (Associate Professor, Education Studies) has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme grant to examine the perceived mental health crisis in young people, and whether philosophy can help to promote wider understandings of mental health in schools. Her project will result in a series of podcasts that examine concepts such as ‘anxiety’ and ‘perfectionism’ using philosophical perspectives.

Williams’ research will develop the ideas of the American philosopher Stanley Cavell (1926-2018), who proposed a conception of philosophy as the ‘education of grownups.’ Her 18-month project will commence in March 2020. A series of interdisciplinary workshops for researchers working at the intersections of education, therapy and philosophy will be running at Warwick. If you are interested in hearing more about the project and being involved in the events please contact Dr. Williams (e.williams.1@warwick.ac.uk).

Wed 11 Sep 2019, 17:44 | Tags: Emma Williams, Events, Research

Emily Henderson interview in Times Higher Education article

Assistant Professor Emily Henderson has been interviewed for an article for the Times Higher Education entitled 'Conference organisers urged to take action against harassment'. You can read the full interview here

Fri 28 Jun 2019, 11:39 | Tags: Emily Henderson, Research

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