Brenda Almond
January 2008, updated November 2013

Brenda 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 Philosophical Quest.

Biographical details

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 University Press.

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.

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Publications by Brenda Almond include a number of books currently available at such as The Fragmenting Family 

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