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Introduction to Philosophy Part 1

An introduction to Philosophy for beginners. Stimulating discussion about the meaning of life, the fundamental building blocks of the universe, Ethics, Epistemology. Can we know anything at all? Do we live in a Matrix? Does it matter?

S10P

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19 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

12 weeks

Thu 19:00-21:00


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total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 2

This is a fantastic course for anyone who would like to learn about the history of philosophy and is interested in critical thinking. This course will follow on from Part 1; students can join without having attended Part 1.

S11P

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09 Jan 2025 (Spring)

12 weeks

Thu 19:00-21:00


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total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 3

Political philosophy and the challenges of Democracy, Installation theory, Philosophical feminism, behavioural philosophy, Consciousness and Ethics, and many other critical thinking topics. This course will follow on from Part 2; students can join without having attended Part 1 and 2.

S12P

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24 Apr 2025 (Summer)

10 weeks

Thu 19:00-21:00


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total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 4 A

Join the debate about our existential being in the world, its meaning and how these ideas have captured intellectual imagination and shaped human lives across the globe. This Part 4 A Philosophy course will explore further influential philosophical conceptions.

S13P

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20 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

12 weeks

Fri 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 4 B

We will continue our fascinating discussion about human knowledge, its value and the meaning and position our human life in the universe. This Part 4 B Philosophy course will explore further influential philosophical conceptions

S14P

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10 Jan 2025 (Spring)

12 weeks

Fri 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 4 C

We will continue our fascinating discussion about human knowledge, its value and the meaning and position our human life in the universe. This Part 4 C Philosophy course will explore further influential philosophical conceptions

S15P

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25 Apr 2025 (Summer)

10 weeks

Fri 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 5 A

This course will be an Intellectually stimulating journey across various philosophical topics with fascinating discussions about knowledge and the ultimate meaning of life. This Part 5 A Philosophy course will continue to further explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions.

S16P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

19 Sep 2024 (Autumn)

12 weeks

Thu 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 5 B

This course will be an Intellectually stimulating journey across various philosophical topics with fascinating discussions about knowledge and the ultimate meaning of life. This Part 5 B Philosophy course will continue to further explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions.

S17P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

09 Jan 2025 (Spring)

12 weeks

Thu 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£192.00, (concession: £116.00)

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Introduction to Philosophy Part 5 C

This course will be an Intellectually stimulating journey across various philosophical topics with fascinating discussions about knowledge and the ultimate meaning of life. This Part 5 C Philosophy course will continue to further explore fundamental philosophical concepts and questions.

S18P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

24 Apr 2025 (Summer)

10 weeks

Thu 10:00-12:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£160.00, (concession: £96.00)

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Philosophy on Fridays Freedom: Is John Stuart Mill’s book ‘On Liberty’ still relevant today?

In this workshop we will explore the main principles of the book ‘On Liberty’. We will discuss how relevant Mill’s views of freedom of speech, action and character are in the social media-dominated world of today.

S25P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

25 Apr 2025 (Summer)

One day

Fri 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Fridays - What we can learn from Ancient Greek philosophers about self-control?

This workshop will explore what we can learn from Plato and Aristotle about self- control and self-discipline. We will discuss their ethical ideas and what these philosophers can tell us about harmony, purpose and self-improvement.

S26P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

09 May 2025 (Summer)

One day

Fri 10:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays Exploring Justice: The Philosophy of Punishment

In this workshop we will examine the concepts of deterrence, retribution and restorative justice as well as exploring the concept of obedience

S21P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

23 Nov 2024 (Autumn)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - Exploring Philosophical ‘thought experiments

In this interactive workshop we will discuss some well-known philosophical ’thought experiments’. These dilemmas and problems, which come from both Ancient and Modern Philosophy, will prompt you to examine carefully, think critically and explain your ideas.

S27P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

17 May 2025 (Summer)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - The Philosophy of Happiness

In this workshop we will explore the views of Epicurus, Aristotle and Nozick on happiness and wellbeing. We will discuss the difference between pleasure and fulfilment and the limits of hedonism. We will examine the relationship between happiness, character and self -control

S20P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

09 Nov 2024 (Autumn)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - The Philosophy of Love

In this workshop we will examine some different perspectives on the nature of love. We will explore various forms of love discussed by Philosophers such as Erich Fromm, Plato and Simone de Beauvoir and consider how these can enrich and deepen our understanding.

S23P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

08 Feb 2025 (Spring)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - The Philosophy of Suffering

In this workshop we will explore what different Philosophers, including Camus, The Buddha, Schopenhauer and the Stoics, say about suffering and its relationship to meaning and happiness.

S24P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

22 Mar 2025 (Spring)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - What counts as a meaningful life?

What different philosophers including Socrates, Kierkegaard, Camus and Susan Woolf say about what constitutes a meaningful life.

S19P

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12 Oct 2024 (Autumn)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - What does it mean to be selfish?

In this workshop we will explore the meaning of selfishness, hedonism, altruism and many other concepts. We will also discuss some of the themes of Iris Murdoch’s book, ‘The Sovereignty of Good’, and examine their relevance to our lives today.

S28P

Availability  This course is available for enrolment. 

14 Jun 2025 (Summer)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


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total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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Philosophy on Saturdays - What should I do? Exploring moral dilemmas using different approaches.

In this workshop we will explore two competing ethical principles that help us consider moral dilemmas. We will examine a famous thought experiment designed by Phillipa Foot and Judith Thompson and apply these principles to them.

S22P

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07 Dec 2024 (Autumn)

One day

Sat 10:00-15:00


Stoke Lodge  A link to Google Maps in a new window with this postcode. Google map

total fee for this course:£40.00, (concession: £24.00)

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