Professor Ronald Barnett

News and Coming Schedule


Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education Society:

  • Autumn, 2020: University of Uppsala - keynotes by Professor Steve Fuller (Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology, The University of Warwick and Professor Keri Facer (Professor of Educational and Social Futures, University of Bristol; Zennström Chair in Climate Change Leadership, University of Uppsala)
  • Conference information:
    • 'The conference committee has this event under review, in the context of the Caronavirus crisis.  I'll update this notice whenever further information becomes available.'

  • Just published (2020):

    • Ronald Barnett and Soren Bengtsen, ‘Knowledge and the University: Re-claiming Life’ (Routledge, 2019) - see under Books for fuller description.
    • Barnett, R and Fulford, A, Philosophers on the University: Reconsidering Higher Education.  Cham: Springer.
    • Barnett, R and Jackson, N, Ecologies for Learning and Practice: Emerging Ideas, Sightings, and Possibilities.  London and New York: Routledge.


    Book Series

    • With Amanda Fulford and Soren Bengtsen, we are the academic editors for a Springer series on
      Debating Higher Education: Philosophical Perspectives.

    • Please do be in touch with me if you have a possible idea for a volume in this series –



    Coming schedule:


    With the Caronavirus crisis, my speaking commitments have been stood down, at the moment at least until the Autumn.