Women in Philosophy

In 2010, I co-founded the Cambridge Women in Philosophy Group, with Amber North and Emily McTernan. We ran many talks and events, and the group continues today.

We co-authored a case study for the first UK report on the representation of women in philosophy, produced by the British Philosophical Association Committee for Women in Philosophy and SWIP UK.

Popular Talks

(2022) “The Future is Radically Open”. I hosted this IAI debate.
(2021) “On the Road”, Forum for European Philosophy, London.
(2021) “Why travel to Mars?” Public NASA (TRISH) talk.
(2021) On the philosophy of travel, Eleuzina Public Philosophy Event, Slovakia. 
(2020) “Travel after Covid”, Durham Book Festival.
(2020) “The philosophy and benefits of travel”, The Happiness Festival. [Live donations used for WHO Covid-19 fund]
(2019) How The Light Gets In – Hay. Talks on “Newton’s Space”, and “The Illusion of Now: Is time static or fluid?”.
(2017) “Time Travel”, Forum for European Philosophy, London. 

Academic Invited Talks (selected)


(2024) International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT), Lugano.
(2023) Gavin David Young Lecture, Adelaide.
(2022) British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP) annual conference, Edinburgh.
(2022) International Association for the Philosophy of Time (IAPT), Barcelona.
(2017) Annual Dutch Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy (DSEMP).
(2013) Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture, University of Sheffield.


(2024) “Women Philosophers circa 1910”, Eastern APA Panel, New York.
(2023) “Time and Contradiction”, University of Geneva.
(2022) Philosophy Department talk, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.
(2022). “Conway’s Monism”, Journal of the American Philosophical Association (APA) Panel at APA Pacific conference, Vancouver.  
(2021) Max Planck Institute For the History of Science, Berlin.
(2021) History of Philosophy Colloquium, Utrecht University.
(2021) Panel on “Why travel to space”, TRISH (NASA) conference, Houston.
(2020) El Bosque University, Bogotá, Colombia.
(2019) Early Modern Philosophy Seminar, Yale. 
(2019) Author meets Critics, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western Ontario.
(2018) Conference “Philosophy of Time: A View from the Past”, University of Milan.
(2018) University College Dublin.
(2018) Bilkent University, Ankara.
(2018) Boğaziçi University, Istanbul.
(2017) Centre for Time Colloquia, University of Milan.
(2016) City University of New York (CUNY).
(2016) University of Alaska, Anchorage.
(2016) Macalester College, Minnesota.
(2016) Conference “Early Modern Philosophy”, Leiden University.
(2015) Kohn Institute, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
(2015) OZSW guest lecture, University of Amsterdam.
(2014) Conference “Science and Metaphysics”, University of Ghent.
(2014) Conference “Women on Liberty: 1600-1800”, Monash (Italy).
(2013) Conference “Resurrecting Bradley”, L’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).


(2024) Diversifying Reading List 
(2024) The Royal Institute of Philosophy, Birmingham. 
(2023) The Moral Sciences Club, Cambridge.
(2023) Stapledon Colloquium, Liverpool.
(2020) Aristotelian Philosophy Society, London.
(2019) Pantheism & Panentheism Conference, University of Birmingham.
(2019) Philosophy Department Seminar, University of Bristol.
(2018) Conference “Spinoza and British Idealism”, University of St Andrews.
(2018) The Philosophy of Physics Seminar, University of Oxford.
(2018) King’s History of Philosophy Seminar, King’s College London.
(2017) HPS Seminar, University of Cambridge.
(2017) Philosophy Seminar, University of St Andrews.
(2017) “Time Travel”, Forum for European Philosophy, London.
(2017) Philosophy Seminar, University of Nottingham.
(2015) Conference “The Growing Block Theory of Time”, University of Kent.
(2015) CHiPhi Book-in-Progress Workshop, University of Sheffield.
(2014) Conference “300 years of Leibniz’s Monadology”,  University of Edinburgh.
(2013) Stapledon Philosophy Series, University of Liverpool.

Academic Conference Papers (selected)

(2023) Australia Association of Philosophy (AAP), Melbourne. 
(2022) History of Philosophy Colloquium, University of Toronto. 
(2021)  OZSW (Dutch Research School of Philosophy) annual conference
(2019) American Philosophical Association (APA) Pacific conference, Vancouver.  
(2018) International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) annual conference, University of Groningen.
(2017) Summer school, “Methodologies in the History of Philosophy”, University of Groningen.
(2013) Colloquium, Dalhousie University, Canada.
(2012) Conference “Newton & his Contemporaries”, Ghent.
(2010) CUNY Metaphysics Society, New York.

(2020) British Society for the History of Philosophy Conference.
(2019) Joint Session Conference, Durham University.
(2017) Joint Session Conference, University of Edinburgh.
(2017) British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference, Sheffield.
(2017) Celebrating Excellence Event, Durham University.
(2015) Joint Session Conference, University of Warwick.
(2015) British Society for the History of Philosophy Conference, University of York.
(2014) British Idealism and Collingwood Conference, University of Wales.
(2014) Joint Session Conference, University of Cambridge.
(2014) Conference “Time and Early Modern Thought”, University of York.
(2013) Conference “British Idealism and the Concept of the Self”, University of Oxford.
(2013) Joint Session Conference, University of Exeter.
(2012) Joint Session Conference, University of Stirling.

Event Organising

(2021) Time a the Turn of the Twentieth Century in American-British Philosophy. Co-organised as part of my AHRC grant.
(2017) Time in Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Philosophy. Conference at Durham University.
(2016) Early Modern Women on Metaphysics, Science and Religion. Conference at the University of Groningen
(2015) Necessity and Contingency in God’s Creative Process. Panel co-organised at the OZSW (Dutch Research School of Philosophy) conference.
(2015). Early Modern Rejections of Dualism: From Materialism to Idealism. Panel co-organised at the British Society for the History of Philosophy conference.
(2014). History of Philosophy: What’s the point? Workshop co-organised at the University Groningen.
(2013) Cambridge Platonism Workshops. University of Cambridge.
(2012) The Metaphysics of British Hegelianism. University of Cambridge.
(2008) Time and Consciousness. University of Birmingham.