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The Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain was founded in 1964, at a meeting at 'Uplands House' in High Wycombe, UK. The following year, the first annual conference was held at Webb House in Surrey, followed in 1966 by the publication of the first Proceedings of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain. This would later become the Journal of Philosophy of Education.

Brochure advertising the conference centre (copy at High Wycombe library ref. L452.37p) carries this aerial photograph.   Taken from:  UPLANDS  FOUR ASHES ROAD  HIGH WYCOMBE HP15 6LB  A HISTORY  Researched & written by  Marian Miller Ll.B, M.Sc. (Historic Conservation)  September 2013

 A timeline of society activities can be found here

View a commemorative collection of photographs from previous Society conferences and summer schools.

The Cambridge Branch formed early in the Society's history, and this year marks its 45th anniversary. A history of the Cambridge branch can be found here.

As the Society's membership grew, so too did its network of branches across the UK. There are 24 branches today, across the UK and in continental Europe.

As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we will continue to add to this history. If you have been involved in the Society during its first fifty years and have memories and memorabilia you would like to share, please do get in touch.