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


Conway Hall New LSP Course
In the Summer Term from April 21st, Peter will be running a 10 week...


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.


29th Jan #NationalStorytellingWeek 2 articles by @the_if_man in @GuardianTeach about using stories for thinking / philosophy: http://t.co/r31CZfAnkW
29th Jan RT @EnableEducation: First editions of our #aesthetics book for kids, 50% at http://t.co/6hJ5IYooxW, while quantities last! #kidlit http://…
29th Jan 'Philosophical Conversations' new course @LSPphilosophers run by @the_if_man starting April. Bookings open now: http://t.co/5NsZ049XiT
29th Jan We’ve grown through the fantastic support of @BITC_arc they are recruiting new #socent see how you can be one too: http://t.co/Qrxo3bVFve
28th Jan "Collaboration: How to be a rebel" @the_if_man talks philosophy and rebellion at TEDxKCS: http://t.co/jA6Jlw1pzR
28th Jan RT @rosiecoaching: Been learning some fun stories for @philosophyfound storytelling for thinking course this weekend: Professor Panini & Th…
27th Jan CFP: Freedom, free speech and free thought in philosophy with children: http://t.co/Kmu2Utcv4N @SOPHIA_Network May 2015 Antwerp
26th Jan RT @the_if_man: Got some cracking stories for telling on @philosophyfound's storytelling course next wkend (31st/1st) kicking off #National
26th Jan Join us on our storytelling for thinking course at the beginning of #NationalStorytellingWeek: https://t.co/EXLgSjFV1W

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