Regular and Annual Events
The Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method hosts a rich series of regular and annual events, typically much more than one person could possibly attend — but it’s certainly worth the effort!
The British Society for the Philosophy of Science holds its regular meetings at the LSE, hosting several lectures on topics in philosophy of science each term.
The LSE Choice Group is a group of philosophers, political scientists and economists based mainly at the LSE and with a shared interest in the theory of rational decision making in individuals and groups and its application to economic, political and social questions. The group meets on Wednesday afternoons from 17:30 to 19:00 in LAK.2.06. Read more about the Choice Group. #LSEChoiceGroup
The Forum is an educational charity which organises and runs a full and varied programme of public events on topics in philosophy and other interdisciplinary themes. Visit the Forum webpage for more information and podcasts of previous events. #LSEFEP
Managing Severe Uncertainty is an AHRC-funded research project running from 2013-2016. Their lectures seek to examine policy decision making under conditions of severe uncertainty, as well as to examine the scientific models that underpin such decision making. Visit the Project Website for more information. #ManagingSevereUncertainty
The Popper Seminars are the continuation of the great lecture series convened by Karl Popper and later also Imre Lakatos at LSE, throughout the entirety of their careers. Originally held every Tuesday at 2pm, the only day that Popper would come into the office, the Popper Seminar now continues to serve as the department’s principal lecture series, now convening roughly once each month during regular term time. #PopperSeminar
The Sigma Club is an historic lecture series in the philosophy and foundations of physics, founded in 1987 by Michael Redhead at Cambridge, and moving to LSE in 1997 where it is now hosted by the CPNSS. It meets on Monday evenings during normal term time. Read more about the Sigma Club. #SigmaClub
A Lakatos Award lecture is given roughly once per year by the winner of the Lakatos Award, the prestigious award for an outstanding book in philosophy of science that is hosted at LSE.
After Popper’s death in 1994, the School established the Sir Karl Popper Memorial Fund. The aim of the present Management Committee is to organize a Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture every second year, and in the intervening years to award a Sir Karl Popper Prize for distinguished achievement in graduate work in an area of philosophy to which Popper made significant contributions.
Events by Year