Philosophy Cafe Fridays

Philosophy Cafe Fridays

A weekly get together of like minded people, who want to engage or recharge their interest in the practical benefits of studying philosophy.

Free drop-in sessions on Zoom, no need to attend every week.

  • Weekly TopicsWeekly topics taken from the philosophy courses with a focus on Practical Philosophy, and what works in ‘my’ life.
  • Breakout roomsBreakout rooms are allocated to allow time to meet and discuss ideas in smaller groups
  • Open mindedParticipants are encouraged neither to accept nor reject ideas, but to keep an open mind to discover what might be useful.

Engage or Recharge…

These weekly sessions (facilitated by Peter Whitfield) let you get together with like minded people, who want to engage or recharge their interest in the practical benefits of studying and practising philosophy. 

They offer a practical means to discover fully who we are, understand how to relate to the world we live in and see what gets in the way of being happy, peaceful and free.

Attendees are invited to see life as a place to test the words of the wise through practical and mindful exercises.

Free drop-in sessions

Free drop-in sessions on Zoom, no need to attend every week.

  • Weekly topics taken from the philosophy courses with a focus on Practical Philosophy, and what works in ‘my’ life.
  • Breakout rooms are allocated to allow time to meet and discuss ideas in smaller groups
  • Participants are encouraged neither to accept nor reject ideas, but to keep an open mind to discover what might be useful. 
  • We will use the four principles of platonic dialogue.

Philosophy Cafe fridays
Events

Shakespeare’s Philosophy and the illusion of Life

 Celebratings the Bard’s Birthday. Sunday 30th April 2023         10.00 am until 11.15 am Martin Bloomfield, a long-time member of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science, and fond of the Bard’s words, with Janet Murray and Sean M Kelly, will explore Shakespeare’s philosophical interest in the illusion of life. This will be an on-line event using

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Ethical Entrepreneur
Past events

Ethical Entrepreneur (20 Nov 2022)

Paul Palmarozza, is a long-time member of the School and at the same timea successful business leader. He has been a tutor in the school for many years, and written books about the application of timeless values and principles in business and in life. He has also been a Guest Lecturer at business schools in

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queen platinum jubilee talk
Past events

Queen’s Jubilee Talk (24 July 2022)

A Talk about Her Majesty the Queen Platinum Jubilee 2022 Ian Alston will lead the talk and discussion. As the Queen becomes older, people are more aware than ever of her great qualities: She is arguably a personification of all the virtues of Sanatana Dharma. Ian will discuss these qualities of the Queen whilst at

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How our introductory courses work

A tutor presents philosophical ideas, and leads a discussion based on what arises in the group. Being practical rather than academic, the emphasis is on personal knowledge and experience. Students are encouraged neither to accept nor reject the ideas put forward, but to test them in practice for themselves, in the light of their own experience.

Local Course

Local face-to-face evening courses available in Central London W1U 3AJ.

Peace of Mind

Following all Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.

Practical Wisdom

Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.

This popular course is practical rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present.

What some of our students say...

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“Absolutely loving the course!!"

“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”

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“...I am benefiting greatly ..."

“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”

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“I feel more relaxed...”

“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”

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"...helped me..."

"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."

Frequently asked questions about our courses

The course is practical in the sense that it is designed to be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.

Online or by calling 0208 688 2634.

If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.

Yes, we have a local Croydon venue where you can attend the course face-to-face. We also have other venues across the UK.

No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.

Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following all Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.

Yes, we offer an online version of the course via Zoom. To find out more visit: https://courses.schoolofphilosophy.org

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