Future Meetings and Workshops

EPS Meeting: University of Kent, Canterbury. 15-17 April 2020

Unfortunately, the CPS/EPS meeting, scheduled to take place 3-5 April in Beijing, has been cancelled due to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This decision was taken following advice from the World Health Organisation, and in liaison with our colleagues in China.

This alternative meeting will include the 18th EPS Mid-Career Lecture by Matthew Rushworth with an associated symposium.

Local Organisers: Heather Ferguson and Sam Hurn

Information on accommodation and things to do in Canterbury.

This is not an exhaustive list of accommodation and there are many other hotels, Airbnb and bed and breakfast options available!

The portals for oral and poster presentations are now closed.

Submissions are considered on a first come, first served basis.

Research Workshop: Brain, Cognition, Emotion and Music (BCEM): The Quartet with a Missing Link. To be held at the University of Kent. 20-21 May 2020.

Undeniably, music induces emotions, motivating research and theories in several domains of psychology, including cognitive and cognitive neuroscience. Cognitive research suggests that music-induced emotions result from processes including employment of music syntax, memory, and prediction. Cognitive neuroscience investigates the contribution of particular brain regions to the processing of musical features and music-evoked emotions. However, the link among the four domains of Brain, Cognition, Emotions, and Music is less clear, and understanding music’s induction of emotions can be examined via multidisciplinary theories all these areas. Thus, the BCEM meeting aims to highlight the wide variety of research into music, emotions, cognition, and the brain, as well as integrating these areas to examine the missing links among them.

Invited Speakers:

  • Professor David Huron, The Ohio State University, USA
  • Professor Stefan Koelsch, University of Bergen, Norway
  • Professor Joydeep Bhattacharya, Goldsmiths University of London, UK
  • Professor Andrea Halpern, Bucknell University, USA
  • Doctor Marcus Pearce, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The organisers invite all students, researchers and academics to attend the conference, as well as present oral presentations and/or posters. 


  • Oral Presentations: February 29, 2020
  • Poster Presentations: March 31, 2020

For further information please refer to http://bcem.uk/ 

Organisers: Amir‐Homayoun Javadi, Amelia Turrell and Andrea Halpern

EPS Meeting: Swansea University, 1-3 July 2020

This meeting will include the 48th Bartlett Lecture by Susan Carey (symposium organised by Josep Call), and the 27th EPS Prize Lecture by Camilla Gilmore (symposium organised by Silke Goebel). This meeting will also include a British Science Association / EPS Undergraduate Project Prize talk by the 2020 winner, Lenard Dome of Plymouth University.

Local organiser: Jeremy Tree

The submission portals will open at 10am on Monday 20th April 2020.

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2021

This meeting will include the 49th Bartlett Lecture by Chris Frith with an accompanying symposium and the 9th EPS Frith Prize Lecture by Emma James.

Local organiser: Jo Taylor

The submission portals will open at 10am on Monday 7th September 2020.

EPS Meeting: University of Plymouth. April 2021

Local organiser: Alastair Smith

EPS Meeting: Nottingham Trent University. July 2021

Local organiser: Duncan Guest

EPS Meeting: University College London. January 2022

Local organiser: to be advised

EPS Meeting: Keele University. April 2022

Local organiser: Jim Grange

EPS Meeting: University of Stirling. July 2022

Local organiser: to be advised