THE SOCIETY FOR APPLIED PHILOSOPHY
Minutes of the 2010 Annual General Meeting
Mary Ogilvie Theatre
St Anne’s College, Oxford University
6pm-7pm, Saturday 3 July 2010
1. Minutes of previous meeting
The Minutes of the previous meeting were approved.
2. Chair’s report
The Chair reported that: Prof B. Almond had sent archive material from the early
years of SAP. The Chair welcomed suggestions as to what might be done with
such material for the benefit of the Society.
The Chair also noted that 2012 would be the 30th Anniversary of the society and
to investigate possibility of another “International Congress”.
ACTION: Jon Cameron to investigate potential locations in Oxford
The Chair reported that he would be standing down as Chair in 2011 and that a
suitable replacement should be in place by the AGM in 2012.
The Chair reported on the Society’s activities in 2009-10. Including the 2010
annual lecture by Prof. Philip Kitcher; sessions at the APA Eastern; the Summer
Conference; the China Summer School in Harbin with Thomas Pogge; Tim
OHagan, David Coady and others; plus a wide of increasingly high quality applied
The Chair expressed thanks to: Hugh LaFollette; Suzanne Uniacke and Tom
Sorell for their work for the Society at the APA.
The Chair reported on various public policy initiatives being pursued by the
Society with the AHRC, HFEA and others.
The Chair noted that the Journal was doing well and that Wiley-Blackwell had
done a good job securing and maintaining journal subscriptions. The Chair
expressed his thanks to the Editor and Associate Editors for their work in
sustaining the high quality of the Journal.
3. Report on Membership
It was noted that Wiley-Blackwell have taken over the management of
4. Report on Finance
The Treasurer reported that the Society’s finances were in good order: the
current balance standing at £296,504.00
The Treasurer reported that the Executive Committee had agreed to raise the
workshop grant from £1000 to £1500 (one thousand five hundred pounds) with
The possibility of opening a second deposit account was raised.
ACTION: Treasurer to investigate details of improved security and of possibility
of a deposit account.
It was suggested that the PhD bursary be raised from its current figure of
The AGM agreed: to fund TWO bursaries of £8000 (eight thousand pounds) with
The Treasurer reported that he would be standing down as Treasurer in 2011
and that a suitable replacement should be found by the AGM in 2011.
The Chair noted that the Executive Committee had unanimously agreed to
invite Helen Frowe to join the Executive Committee.
The AGM approved the Executive Committee’s decision.
The Chair noted that the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) gives
recognition to “women-friendly” institutions and organisations and that the
Society might apply for such recognition.
ACTION: Suzanne Uniacke to contact SWIP
The AGM expressed their gratitude to the Chair and Treasurer for their work for
the Society during their tenure.
The AGM closed at 6.40pm.