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Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, Old Elvet. Picture given to Professor Colin Grant by his wife Alison; donated to the department in 1981, in line with her wishes


The Department of Philosophy at Durham is one of six departments that make up the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. We are an open and friendly department, which accommodates work in 'analytic' and 'Continental' Western philosophical traditions. We have research expertise in the history of women in philosophy, from the fifth to the twentieth century. Our home on Old Elvet (pictured above) includes our department library, common room, post-graduate study room and our own garden. The department is home to the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS).

Contact Information

Departmental Address
Department of Philosophy
Durham University
50 Old Elvet
DH1 3HN
United Kingdom

General Enquiries
Email: philosophy.department@durham.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 2000

Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Admissions
Email: admissions@durham.ac.uk
Tel (UG): +44 (0)191 334 6128
Tel (PG): +44 (0)191 334 6492

Postgraduate Research
Email: philosophy.pgsec@durham.ac.uk

Website Enquiries
Email: david.n.faraci@durham.ac.uk