Lewis Stockwell (PhD student)

Thesis title: The Educational Aims of Canoeing


I am a part-time PhD Student here in Moray House School of Education. I live in a village in Bedfordshire (England) and work in a university in Hertfordshire, where I am Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education. Whilst I'm at Moray House though, I am firmly a PhD student (leaving work behind in England) and focussing on my desk-based philosophical educational study on the educational aims of canoeing. I'm an avid canoeist and canoe-paddlemaker. I have varied philosophical educational interests in virtue ethics, meaning of life, different ways of knowing, social justice, educational destruction, human responsibility for nature, outdoor learning, environmental education, environmental destruction and critical practice-based research (amongst others). I am a firm believer that higher education, and the knowledge that is created within it, should serve the public and ecological good.


BA (Hons) History with Philosophy - University of Hertfordshire 2012

PGCert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - University of Hertfordshire 2014

MSc Practice-Based Research  - University of Hertfordshire 2015 (specialist research field in critical pedagogy for engaged democratic citizenship education in higher education as a public good)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain