SWIP UK: Notices
March 2017 - Obituary: SWIP UK are deeply saddened to hear that Pamela Sue Anderson, a founding member of SWIP UK, has died: see here for an obituary.
March 2017 - Obituary: 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.
July 2016 - Executive Committee: SWIP UK would like to express great thanks to Stella Sandford and Dawn Wilson who are stepping down from the committee. We have immensely appreciated their many contributions over the years of their service and we wish them well.
June 2016 - Thank you: SWIP UK is grateful to the organisers of the 2016 conference, Ian Sinclair, Clare Woodford, and Bob Brecher, at the University of Brighton.
January 2016 - SWIP UK has responded to the TEF consultation, raising concerns about potential equality impacts in the current proposals.
November 2015 - A letter from SWIP UK in response to a statement from the University of York about International Men's Day.
March 2015 - Thank you: SWIP UK is immensely grateful to the organisers of the 2015 conference, Reneé Reitsma, Kate Seymour, and Rosie Worsdale, who are all postgraduate students at the University of Essex.
December 2014 - You can now follow SWIP UK on Twitter @swipuk We are tweeting news from SWIP UK and retweeting about women in philosophy. Send us your news.
September 2014 - Executive Committee: SWIP UK would like to express thanks to Rocky Lynch and Michelle Bastian who are stepping down from the committee. We have greatly appreciated their many contributions and wish them well.
March 2014 - Thank You: SWIP UK expresses grateful appreciation to the organisers of the 2014 conference: Pamela Anderson, Paul Lodge, Amia Srinivasan and the staff of All Soul's College, Oxford.
28th March 2014 - Executive Committee: SWIP UK welcomes four new members to the Exec: Suki Finn, Katharine Jenkins, Lindsay Porter and Rosie Worsdale. Gill Jagger is stepping down and we express our thanks to her for her long service to the committee.
January 2014 - Good Practice Scheme. SWIP UK and the British Philosophical Association are pleased to announce the launch of the Good Practice Scheme. Its purpose is to improve the environment for, and representation of, women in philosophy in the UK and Ireland.
May 2013 - University of York Feminist Society. The Society for Women in Philosophy UK supports the campaign for a University of York Feminist Society.
March 2013 - Gillian Howie. We regret to share terribly sad news of the death of Gillian Howie, who has been a long-standing and vital member of the SWIP-UK executive committee. See Notices in Memoriam.
Sept 2012 - Soran Reader 1963-2012.We are very sad to announce the death of Soran Reader who was a founding member of the UK Society for Women in Philosophy and Director of SWIP UK from 2005-2009. See Notices in Memoriam.
May 2012 - Funding Opportunities: SWIP UK has a small amount of money that can be made available to those in need of financial assistance to attend or organise events associated with SWIP UK. See our Funding page for details
March 2012 - New Mentoring Scheme: In association with the BPA, SWIP UK has launched a new mentoring scheme for women in Philosophy. See our Mentoring and Crises page for details.
3rd Mar. 2012 - Executive Committee: SWIP UK welcomes four new members to the Exec: Michelle Bastian, Alya Khan, Charlotte Knowles & Roxanna Lynch. We express grateful thanks to Alison Stone, who is stepping down, for her tremendous service to the committee.
Feb. 2012 - SWIP UK is pleased to
report that the REF 2014 has agreed to new arrangements regarding
maternity, paternity and adoption leave. See sections 64-91 of the new
Criteria and Working Methods document. See also our consultation
Dec. 2011 - Margaret Whitford 1947-2011 Guardian Obituary, Radical Philosophy Obituary, French Studies Obituary and a Memorial Notice (d. 18th July 2011). Margaret was a founding member of the UK Society for Women in Philosophy and a co-editor of the Women's Philosophy Review. She is fondly remembered and sadly missed.
8th Sept. 2011 - The BPA Committee for Women in Philosophy together with SWIP UK have published an important report: 'Women in Philosophy in the UK'. Read about it and download a copy here.
2nd Sept. 2011 - SWIP UK is concerned about changes to maternity provision for the REF 2014 which are likely to adversely affect women academics. Read our full statement here.
15th Aug. 2011 - SWIP UK regrets to announce that we have withdrawn the Women-Friendly Department Recognition that we had awarded to the University of Oregon's Philosophy Department for 2011. It has become clear to us that our procedures were not properly followed during the canvassing of opinion prior to making the award, and as a result we were not apprised of information that might have had an impact on our decision. Because these procedures were not followed, we feel we must withdraw the recognition, despite the impressive mainstreaming of feminist philosophy at Oregon
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