2008, updated November 2013
Almond is Emeritus Professor of Moral and Social
Philosophy at the University of Hull. She is a long-standing supporter of the Philosophical
Society of England and has served both as a Vice President and it's President, helping to mark its century in fine style with a special conference in Malmesbury, in the south of England, which recorded the rise and fall of many philosophical initiatives during the 20th century, including those of radical philosophy, applied philosophy, and even philosophy as Critical Thinking. Professor Almond is also a key figure in the history (and a Vice-President of) the Society for Applied Philosophy. Her books include:
The Fragmenting Family, Exploring Ethics: a traveller's tale, Moral Concerns, and The
Emeritus Professor of Moral and Social Philosophy,
University of Hull, B.A. M.Phil. (London), doc.hc.
(Utrecht). Studied philosophy under A.J. Ayer at
University College, University of London. She
subsequently held lectureships in philosophy at
universities in England and in W. Africa (Ghana), as
well as visiting appointments in the USA and Australia
. She has lectured widely in Europe and the Far East.
She moved from Surrey University to the University of
Hull in 1986 and was appointed Professor of Moral and
Social Philosophy there in 1992.
Brenda Almond is known for her involvement in the
promotion of applied philosophy and applied ethics.
She was a founding member of the Society for Applied
Philosophy and Founding Joint Editor (with Anthony
O'Hear) of the Journal of Applied Philosophy.
She is the author of a number of books in the areas of
philosophy, ethics (including bioethics) and
education. She is also the editor of the book series
'Contemporary Ethical Debates', published by Edinburgh
Honours received by Brenda Almond include an Honorary
Doctorate from the University of Utrecht, where she
also held the Belle van Zuylen Chair, and elected
foreign Membership of the Austrian Academy of
Sciences. She has served on the HFEA (Human
Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) and the HGC
(Human Genetics Commission). She is Vice-President of the
Society for Applied Philosophy, a member of the
Executive Committee and the Council of the Royal
Institute of Philosophy and of the European Society
for Ethical Research.