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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.

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.


5th May Early bird tickets ends today for #EdFest15 @the_if_man & @thenumberverse both running workshops on Friday 19th June https://t.co/iwfayuZhPX
3rd May Another 5 star review for @thenumberverse: http://t.co/Wz7jYu5Wh8 It really is a great book you know...
2nd May @EduKitters already did!
2nd May RT @EduKitters: .@philosophyfound Please support us, Vote EduKit helping children reach their potentialhttp://bit.ly/1Hxp7jW #VOOM ??
1st May RT @MissAVECarter: RT Philosophy in Schools conference 26/05/15 Registration is open! @pssconference @philosophyfound @OundleRS @tes http:/…
30th Apr RT @WebTeachersUK: WebTeachers Ed Tech Report is out! http://t.co/mLsrHVP02p Stories via @philosophyfound @MrHistoire
29th Apr Free 2 day conference aimed at general public, Religious Epistemology 19 & 20 June @HeythropCollege: http://t.co/0hGajXbyCp #ukedchat RE
29th Apr register now @SOPHIA_Network 2015 Antwerp, great workshops, seminars & resources: http://t.co/BKPZcwb0bT P4C, philosophy in schools, edchat
28th Apr RT @SteveHoggins: "Any noise is music if you want it to be" "No, music has to make sense" 11 year-olds on 'what is music?' #Philosophy @phi
28th Apr @the_if_man arrives Tues eve, returns Thurs morning @BigmacTheKing

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