Through running and participating in local, national and international research networks, events and collaborations and through the use of media output and electronic resources, we seek to impact:

• Public discourse (e.g. influencing public understanding of religious discrimination)
• Education (e.g. informing the delivery and design of school curricula and changing the educational practices of museums and galleries)
• Cultural life (e.g. cultivating new forms of engagement with art that enhances public understanding of the relevance of creativity for our lives).

Our commitment to impact ensures that research projects undertaken by the Department benefit a variety of groups. These include cultural-sector professionals; school teachers; religious practitioners, faith leaders, religious and secular pressure groups; legal practitioners and policy-makers; members of the public with an interest in philosophy.

For instance, our EU-funded project, Creative Research Adaptive Roadmap (Cre-AM), aims to bridge communities in the creative sector using IT tools and technology providers and innovators. Pedagogy of Reflection is investigating how philosophical inquiry can have an impact on children’s learning and understanding of the intersection between art and science.

See our Philosophy in the World pages for information on projects impacting on practice outside academia.

Responding to the Covid-19 pandemic

Academic staff within the Department of Philosophy have contributed to the regional and national response to Covid-19 in various ways. Find out more about the impact that they and other colleagues from the School of the Arts have had in this unprecedented time of crisis.

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