The Senior Division (Years 7-12) of the 2022 Queensland Philosothon is scheduled for

Saturday 11th July

9:00 am – 2:30 pm

University of Queensland (St Lucia)

Michie Building (West end of Forgan Smith Building)



Senior Team Information

Coordinator: Peter Ellerton

Senior Teams

  • Each school should aim to provide competitors in the age groups below.  Ideally 4 students should be nominated in each team for Div A and Div B.

    Division A (Years 10-12)
    Division B (Years 7-9)         

  • Reserves may compete in the place of a competitor provided the facilitators are informed.

Program (morning tea and lunch are provided on the day)

9:00 – 9:30                 Registration  

9:30 – 9:50                 Welcome and outline of the day

9:50 – 10:00               Move to rooms for Session 1

10:00 – 10:30            Session 1

10:30 – 10:45            Morning tea

10:45 – 11:30            Session 2

11:30 – 12:15            Session 3

12:15 – 12:45            Lunch

12:45 – 1:30               Session 4

1:30 – 2:00                 Preparation of awards

2:00 – 2:30                 Presentations and closing

Other information

  • All students are to be accompanied by a teacher from their school.

  • No materials are required. Topics will be released to participating schools prior to the Philosothon and students can review their notes regarding the topics prior to commencing the event.

  • Cost:  $27.50 per student (including GST).  Payment links will be emailed to schools who wish to attend.

  • Registration: Please email with numbers and teams to express an interest in attending:

    e.g. Happy Valley SHS, 1 team Div A, 2 teams Div B.

    Upon receipt of this information payment links and further information will be sent.

For further information or clarification please contact:

Peter Ellerton

About Philosothon

The Philosothon is a program designed to develop the ability of students to critically analyse ideas and concepts, improve skills in argumentation and to collaboratively explore philosophical issues. 

The Philosothon has developed a very significant profile over the last few years both nationally and internationally.  This is your school’s chance to be involved in a major event directly linked to improving educational outcomes.