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London University Philosophy Conference

The London University Philosophy Conference, or LUPC, is POLIS’ big annual event. Each year POLIS organises a set of speakers to come and give talks on interesting topics around the conference’s theme. In addition to that, the LUPC also features an essay competition where participants must submit an essay of 1500 to 2500 words (although this is flexible) on the conference’s theme.
Each day, five authors will be awarded £20 for the Matei Prize (five undergraduate and five postgraduates prizes). All University of London students can take part, and we hope to see as many participants as possible.

Submit to the LUPC

The next LUPC is set to be held jointly at KCL & UCL (Dates TBA) in early Spring 2024, following the theme: 'Ancient & The New'. 


This will be a two day conference, the first for undergraduates and the second for postgraduates. 5 winning essays for each day will be selected (10 total, 5 undergrads and 5 postgrads), their authors winning the Matei Prize, receiving a monetary prize for their work.

You can view examples of accepted past papers here

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Previous Submissions

Click to view full collections of accepted pieces from each year. Special thanks to our editing teams.


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