The Executive Committee of the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA) takes pride in announcing a change in the name of the association. On Tuesday 17th May 2022, the committee approved that the BPPA shall henceforth be known as the British and Irish Postgraduate Philosophy Association, or BIPPA for short.
We would like this name change to be a first move towards one of the main goals the 2022 Executive Committee has set for their term: a full integration and a better representation of postgraduate students doing Philosophy in the Republic of Ireland. While support for the postgraduate community in the Republic of Ireland was always constitutive of the mission of the former BPPA, we acknowledge that the history of the association shows how we have not always been active enough in this front. We expect that to change, and will ensure that it changes, over the coming months. We wish and hope that, in the BIPPA, students in the Republic of Ireland will find a welcoming, thrilling association that cares about their community and that brings them together with postgraduate philosophers from the other side of the Irish Sea.