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The Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy

The Keeling Centre for Ancient Philosophy in the Philosophy Department at UCL is the home of activities and events that focus on ancient philosophy.

There is an annual lecture and a colloquium every 2-4 years, and a senior academic is appointed as the Keeling Scholar in Residence (currently Prof. David Sedley).

The Keeling Centre also offers graduate scholarships for research in ancient philosophy, and hosts visitors specialising in the field.

During term time, Staff and Students of the Keeling Centre attend a weekly Greek reading group, co-convened with Kings College London, in which an ancient philosophical text is translated and discussed by participants over the course of the term. During the summer term, the Keeling Centre and Kings College staff and students meet to discuss work in progress. 

Staff and Students of the Keeling Centre organise and actively attend the fortnightly Ancient Philosophy seminar series, of the Institute for Classical Studies.

Graduate Students at the Keeling Centre also co-convene a summer work in progress seminar with graduate students of Kings College London. 

The Keeling Centre is made possible by an anonymous donor, whose generous bequest in honour of S.V. Keeling aimed to promote the study of ancient philosophy at UCL, and in London.


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