CCR public workshop

Persons and Other Animals

Wednesday 19th November. Location: Palmer Building.

18:00-19:00: public seminar, convened by Professor Brad Hooker (Reading Ethics and Political Philosophy Centre, REAPP) on the ethical dimensions of personhood, focusing on the issue of disability.

19:00-19:45: break

19:45-21:00: public lecture by Professor Emma Borg (Director, Centre for Cognition Research, University of Reading), ‘Planet of the Apes’, discussing the question of whether great apes should or could be treated as having the status of persons.

This event is part of the ‘Being Human’ festival, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities.



Twitter: @BeingHumanFest. Hashtag: #BeingHuman14


The festival is funded and led by the School of Advanced Study, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy.


CCR talks 2014-15

Please find below the talks we currently have arranged for the forthcoming academic year. All welcome at all talks. Further details, and further talks, will be posted on this site throughout the year.

1) Towards a computational theory of spatial cognition

Friday 12th September, 1-3pm. Location: Psychology GS05

 Prof. Albert Yeap, Auckland Univ. of Technology, New Zealand

2) Planet of the Apes

Wednesday 19th November, 8-9pm. Palmer Building.

Prof. Emma Borg (, University of Reading.

3) The Dual Character of Art Concepts
Tuesday 25th November, 2-4pm. Location: tba.

Dr. Sam Liao (, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Nanyang Technological University and Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow at University of Leeds.

4) Prof. Rosemary Varley, UCL. Title: tba.

Wednesday 4th February, 3-4.30pm.