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TEDx: ideas worth spreading TEDx KCS
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Conway Hall New LSP Course
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Welcome to The Philosophy Foundation website

The Philosophy Foundation

An award winning educational charity raising aspirations and attainment through doing philosophical enquiry in the classroom. We also work in the community and business as part of our life-long learning initiative.

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Our Mission

The Philosophy Foundation is a unique educational charity whose aim is to bring philosophy to schools and the wider community. Through doing philosophy in the classroom our primary concern is to improve educational opportunities for the disadvantaged, and to enable every child to flourish. Philosophical enquiry develops speaking and listening skills vital for literacy and emotional development, helps children who find it difficult to access other classes, and encourages critical and creative thinking essential in the 21st Century. 

One of our core purposes is to encourage, support and sponsor non-privileged children into studying philosophy at University.


30th Jan RT @nickhitchen: Essential read for teachers: http://t.co/TxUku6ev6a by @the_if_man #philosopherkids
30th Jan RT @HistPhilosophy: Don't miss the most recent HoPWaG on Abelard and Heloise: http://t.co/Z34qUMzxim Next up on Sunday: Abelard's ethics.
30th Jan RT @SOPHIA_Network: Next @SOPHIA_Network meeting being held in Antwerp 29th-31st May. Freedom, free speech & free thought: http://t.co/oS7V…
30th Jan Only 4 weeks until @LSEpublicevents #LSElitfest join Anne Fine & @the_if_man talking about stories & philosophy w/YP: http://t.co/aPLQN9DwSX
30th Jan 2 @TEDx talks by @the_if_man Can children do philosophy? (Plato) & Why they (everyone) should do philosophy (Rebel): http://t.co/7LKoWtbW8C
30th Jan RT @timcrane102: My piece in @TheTLS on translation and philosophy as seen from France http://t.co/zrvBRAIiQZ
30th Jan #nationalstorytellingweek begins for us tomorrow @KG_Sydenham 7 stories starting w/ @the_if_man's Sheherazad, ending w/ Old Man of the Sea.
30th Jan RT @rosiecoaching: Indeed, @philosophyfound @phf_uk @DrJohnLTaylor. Our transition project is continuing into its third year, and has had e…
30th Jan And TPF co-founder @rosiecoaching will be talking about our @phf_uk funded Transition Project http://t.co/s43GBvccpS @DrJohnLTaylor
30th Jan Looking forward to it @DrJohnLTaylor, @the_if_man will be running a workshop on 'Improving writing through dialogue' http://t.co/s43GBvccpS

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