Royal Institute of Philosophy Conference 2009

The Metaphysics of Consciousness

An International conference in honour of
Timothy L. S. Sprigge (1932-2007)

University of Edinburgh, 7-9 July 2009



Travel Information


The conference will be held in the Informatics Forum in the central area of the University. The Informatics Forum is on Crichton Street, near George Square. Maps of the university and city are accessible on the university webpages :


Travel to Edinburgh by plane

The airport is situated about 10 miles west of the city centre. There is a frequent shuttle bus service( see ) direct from the airport into the city centre. The cost is £6 return. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. The bus stop at the airport is directly outside the main arrivals terminal. The bus stop in the city centre is currently in St Andrews Square, just to the north of Princes Street.


Travel by train

The main train station in Edinburgh is Waverley Station. This is located on Waverley Bridge, just to the south of Princes Street.


Directions from Princes Street to the University Central Area (by foot)

About halfway along Princes Street, there is a junction of Princes Street, Hanover Street (heading north) and The Mound (heading south). Go up the Mound, cross over the Royal Mile onto George IV Bridge. At the end of George IV Bridge, the road splits into two. Take the short road on the left. This will take you to a junction where you will be facing an open paved square (Bristo Square). This is the start of the university Central area. Cross over the square. As you cross, to your right is the McEwan Hall and you will see the Dugald Stewart Building to your left. Attached to the Dugald Stewart Building, to the south, is the Informatics Forum.

Buses 23, 27, 41 and 42 will also take you from the bottom of the Mound to the Central area by this same route. Taxis are available from Waverley Bridge or from inside the train station.


More travel information is available on the Tourist Information website:




Conference Committee

Pauline Phemister
, Philosophy, Edinburgh (
Leemon McHenry, Philosophy, California State University, Northridge (
Jesper Kallestrup, Philosophy, Edinburgh (
Julian Kiverstein, Philosophy, Edinburgh (
Pierfrancesco Basile, Philosophy, University of Bern (





The conference is sponsored by:

The Royal Institute of Philosophy

Mind Association

Scots Philosophical Club

The British Society for the History of Philosophy