Dr Joel Smith

Senior Lecturer in Philosophy

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I studied philosophy as an undergraduate in Cambridge (Fitzwilliam College, 1995-1998), and as a postgraduate at University College London (1998-2003). I spent four years at the University of Essex before moving to the University of Manchester in 2007. I am married to the brilliant Ann Whittle.

I am the Postgraduate Research Director for Philosophy. Manchester has a thriving postgraduate community in philosophy and is a great place to be a research student. If you are thinking of applying to Manchester for a PhD in philosophy, get in touch.

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I regularly give philosophy talks in Schools and Sixth Form Colleges around the Manchester area. Recent visits include Aquinas College (Stockport), Brine Leas Sixth Form (Nantwich), Loreto College (Manchester), Salford City College (Eccles), St. Bede's College (Manchester), Stockport Grammar School (Stockport), William Hulme's Grammar School (Manchester), and Winstanley College (Wigan). If you're interested, send me an email.

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