In June 2008 the department of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh will be hosting 5 days of conferences and workshops centred on the themes of consciousness and agency. All the conferences and workshops are open but registration is essential due to limited space.
To register for any of the conferences or workshops please fill out the online registration form by 15th June.
Conferences and Workshops
26th June - PPNB: Graduate Conference in Philosophy of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology
27th June - Presentations of the shortlisted Essays from the CNCC (Consciousness in a Natural and Cultural Context) Essay Competition for Junior Scholars
28th-29th June - Consciousness, Agency, and the Will Conference
30th June - CNCC Sense of Agency Conference
Accomodation and Travel
All the conferences will be held in St Leonards Hall, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh. To book B&B accomodation in Pollock Halls visit Edinburgh First. For those on a tighter budget accomodation can be found at one of Edinburgh's many Youth Hostels. Early booking is recommended as Edinburgh gets very busy in the Summer months.
To get to the conference:
Pollock Halls is situated between the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road and Holyrood Park. A map of the facilities can be downloaded here. Pollock Halls is a 20 minute walk from the central Edinburgh University site at George Square, or 30 minutes walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Buses 14, 30, and 33 all go past both the main university campus (the junction of West Nicholson Street and Nicholson Street) and Pollock Halls. Alight at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Bus fares are £1.10 for a single journey.
If you are arriving in Edinburgh by aeroplane, you can take the airport bus into the city which costs £5 for a return ticket. This will take you to Waverley Bridge (the last stop). There is a taxi rank on this road, or if you wish to take the bus, walk up and turn right on to Princes Street. The buses all go down North Bridge which is the the first road on your right (take the bus in the direction away from Princes Street).
For information about Edinburgh see the Visit Scotland site for the city.