UCL Philosophy


Ancient Philosophy in London

London is a thriving centre for ancient philosophy. Here at UCL we host The Keeling Lecture and associated Graduate Masterclass (annually) and The Keeling Colloquium (every 3-5 years), regularly run smaller workshops, and every two years or so participate in or host LOXY (the London-Oxford-Yale ancient philosophy conference). The Keeling Scholar in Residence (currently Professor Sarah Broadie) generally runs a graduate-only seminar on a topic in ancient philosophy over one term, and every week staff and students attend the Greek reading group, co-convened with KCL. Each term together with KCL we organise the Triangle Ancient Philosophy Graduate Seminar with academics at Oxford and Cambridge, in which a small group of students and staff discuss recent work presented by advanced research students. Graduate students at the Keeling Centre also coordinate, with students at KCL, the Lyceum Society, a London-wide research group in for students in ancient philosophy, and occasionally host a Keeling Graduate Conference in Ancient Philosophy.

The Institute of Classical Studies hosts a fortnightly series of papers on a different theme each year, organised by academics from London working in ancient philosophy (UCL, KCL, Royal Holloway, Birkbeck, University of London). Also affiliated with the Institute of Classical Studies is the London Centre for Ancient Philosophy, which is run by staff from Birkbeck, KCL, Royal Holloway and UCL.