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TEDx: ideas worth spreading TEDx KCS
'How to be a Rebel' Peter Worley June 2014 talking at TEDxKCS:...


Crowdfunder A Philosophy Shop
The Philosophy Foundation is building a home - hurray! After 7 year...


Oxford Literary Festival Oxford Literar...
Peter Worley is giving a philosophy workshop at the Oxford Literary...


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.

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.


2nd Mar Call for papers: http://t.co/nVUcSWMnAV on ways in which educational endeavours are complemented by social groups & gatherings @julesevans77
2nd Mar We need to raise 2% of our funding everyday for next 44 days in order to reach our target. Please help by pledging £1 http://t.co/AAFW9LwXQ6
28th Feb Thank you @SIRAGUK
28th Feb Thank you @RobTorrington for your very generous donation towards our Philosophy Shop: http://t.co/EGuYdNNgK9 Socrates is saved for you!
28th Feb RT @dansumners: Help the @philosophyfound create a place for thinking and benefit young people in south east #London http://t.co/wR3OYoXYH6…
27th Feb RT @stephenlaw60: I'm supporting to bring good thinking to the high street http://t.co/Rd5Mopw7eg @philosophyfound @crowdfunderuk
27th Feb RT @jamesofputney: @zoesqwilliams The fab @FullFact are fundraising to factcheck election http://t.co/ogrN4VwLSz? Can they hit stretch targ…
27th Feb Make a date in the diary for #crownforapound next week, it's @thenumberverse @CrownHousePub: http://t.co/HxDX9Lo6D5
27th Feb RT @CrownHousePub: We are very pleased to announce the latest #crownforapound offer! http://t.co/QTeEV5Q0Zj
27th Feb 1 month until CFP closes for @SOPHIA_Network meeting in Antwerp: free thought, free speech & freedom in pwc: http://t.co/Kmu2UsUTWJ

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Want to do philosophy with children or adults? Buy all our books here for a discounted rate. The Philosophy Foundation Shop