Call for papers

We welcome submissions from all graduate students working in philosophy for the 25th Annual Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference to be held on 13-14th November 2021 at the University of Oxford.

The University of Oxford’s Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference enjoys a reputation as one of the most prestigious philosophy conferences at the graduate level in the United Kingdom.

Papers can be on any topic in philosophy. We aim to represent a broad range of philosophical debates and traditions in our final selection, across areas of both theoretical and practical philosophy.

Each student presentation will be followed by a response from a member of the Oxford Philosophy Faculty.

All submissions will undergo a double-blind review process.

Presenting offers an excellent opportunity to showcase your work to an enthusiastic and welcoming audience.

For submission details, see below.


All current graduate students in philosophy may apply (except students enrolled at Oxford at the time of the conference).
Submission details:

The submission deadline is Monday 19th July 2021.

  1. All submissions are to be made through the Easychair portal (link and instructions available here). You will have to register for an account.
  2. When registering for an account, please include your full name, affiliation and degree being studied, and contact details. You will also be asked to specify whether you have studied at Oxford in the past, as it may be necessary to cap the number of Oxford alumni accepted in order to maximise outreach and ensure diversity.
  3. On the submission form, you will be asked to provide the following:
    • A (preliminary) title;
    • An abstract of no more than 500 words;
    • Three keywords identifying the areas of philosophy the paper deals with; and
    • The main paper (to be uploaded), which should
      • be strictly no more than 4,000 words, including title and footnotes (suitable for a 45-min presentation);
      • be in .doc(x), .txt, or .pdf formats; and
      • contain no information identifying the author or the author's institutional affiliation.

We particularly encourage submissions by philosophers from groups who are underrepresented in the discipline.

The CFP can also be downloaded here. For further enquiries, please see the FAQ on our website, or email gradconf[at]