Welcome to SWIP UK
Pamela Sue Anderson - SWIP UK are deeply saddened to hear that Pamela Anderson, a founding member of SWIP UK, has died: see here for an obituary.
Jean Grimshaw - SWIP UK regret to learn of the very sad news that Jean Grimshaw, the founder of SWIP UK, has died: see here for an obituary.
Joint Session - SWIP UK have a panel at the Joint Session of the Mind Association and Aristotelian Society, held at the University of Edinburgh on July 14-16th 2017: see here for details.
SWIP AGM - 'The Profession We Want: Practical Ways to Improve Philosophy' - This years SWIP UK annual conference is to be held at the University of Manchester on May 15-16th 2017: see here for details.
Good Practice Scheme - SWIP UK and the British Philosophical Association are pleased to support the Good Practice Scheme. Its purpose is to improve the environment for, and representation of, women in philosophy.
SWIP UK is an organisation of UK women in philosophy, including students and professionals, working within or outside academic departments.
SWIP UK's aims are
- to facilitate co-operation between women in philosophy
- to support women in philosophy
- to promote philosophy by women, past and present
- to foster feminism in philosophy and philosophy in feminism
- to collect information of interest to women in philosophy
- to raise public awareness of discrimination against women in philosophy, past and present
- to end discrimination against women in philosophy
SWIP UK seeks to achieve these aims by
- inviting women to become members
- appointing executive officers
- holding conferences
- holding meetings to plan activities and appoint officers
- offering mentoring and support for women in need
- working with other organisations
- gathering and publicising data on women in philosophy
- lobbying to end discrimination against women
- implementing the Good Practice Scheme
SWIP UK welcomes offers of help to develop this website, organise conferences, contribute to mentoring and support, and gathering and using data on women in philosophy in the UK and internationally.
SWIP UK welcomes comments and queries.
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