The Leeds HPS Centre frequently hosts a diverse range of events, from small specialist seminars and workshops to large international conferences to public lectures. These are sometimes held in association with leading professional organisations, in which several staff are heavily involved. See past events for recent examples.


The main seminar series (see HPS Centre Seminar Series) takes place fortnightly with visiting speakers from the UK and overseas.  A weekly work-in-progress seminar (see HPS Work-in-Progress Seminar) allows staff and postgraduates the opportunity to present and respond to current research work in a more informal setting. 

Members of the Centre also benefit from seminars organized by the Department of Philosophy and its other constituent research centres (Metaphysics and Mind, Ethics and Metaethics, Aesthetics), by the Interdisciplinary Ethics Applied Centre, and by other groups in the Faculty and beyond.

Reading Groups

At any one time, numerous informal reading groups are under way in the centre, covering various aspects of research in the history and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine. For more information see the Reading Groups page.