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Philosophy Foundation Co-Founder Recognized in New Years Honours

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Emma Worley, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of The Philosophy Foundation, was named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) as part of the 2020 New Years Honours.

The New Year Honours are issued in the name of Queen Elizabeth to recognize people in various domains for their noteworthy achivements.

Ms. Worley was officially recognized “for services to innovation” in philosophy and education. She co-founded The Philosophy Foundation with her husband Peter Worley in 2007. The mission of the foundation is “to bring understanding, wisdom and eudaimonia (flourishing) to the heart of education for children and adults.” It does so mainly through bringing philosophy to schools at the pre-college level, communities, and workplaces. According to a press release from the foundation, it is “the only charity in the world that specifically employs Philosophy graduates to do Philosophy with children, training Philosophy graduates to be able to do Philosophy in schools from nursery up to 18 using a specific methodology developed over years of practice and research in the classroom.”

Ms. Worley “has helped grow the organisation from a one-person start up to a charity that has international recognition, directly reaching between 4,000-6,000 beneficiaries in schools every year as well as local community groups. Over the last couple of years The Philosophy Foundation has expanded to Canada and Europe, and Emma has helped build partnership with new institutions whilst sustaining and growing the work in schools and communities, and other settings in the UK.”

In addition to her work at The Philosophy Foundation, Ms. Worley is a visiting research associate at King’s College London and president of SOPHIA: The European Foundation for the Advancement of Philosophy with Children.

Ms. Worley was the only person who was recognized for philosophy-related work for the 2020 New Years Honours. She was one of 397 recipients of the MBE for 2020. The complete lists of all 941 persons selected to receive honors can be found here.

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Two Philosophers Make British Academy Book Award Shortlist

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The British Academy, the UK’s national organization for the humanities and social sciences has released the shortlist of candidates for its 2019 Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding.

The £25,000 ($30,900) annual prize, established seven years ago, “rewards and celebrates the best works of non-fiction that have contributed to global cultural understanding and illuminate the interconnections and divisions that shape cultural identity worldwide,” according to an announcement from the British Academy.

Six books made the shortlist, including two by philosophers:

The other books on the list are:

There were originally 80 books under consideration for the prize.

The president of the British Academy, Sir David Cannadine, says of the shortlisted books:

Such rigorous, timely and original non-fiction writing provides the rich context the global community needs to discuss and debate present-day challenges. Each of the writers nominated for this year’s prize encourages the reader to trace the remarkable ways in which ideas are transmitted beyond the confines of borders, dynasties and ages.

The winner will be announced on Wednesday October 30th. For details, go here.

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