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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...


Peter Worley TEDx TEDx Goodenoug...
Peter Worley spoke at the TEDx Goodenough College event on May 9th ...


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.


26th Apr RT @JamesFord200: "Socrates described himself as a gadfly... Philosophy is that irritating insect" Peter Worley on 'How to be a Rebel' http…
24th Apr RT @pssconference: Last chance to submit an idea for the conference! Suggestions for workshops/demonstrations/taster sessions or talks welc…
24th Apr Interesting conference - unrelated to philosophy with children specifically - play = sport / games and more https://t.co/qe2WiVJsjl
24th Apr RT @PhilosL: #EducationalRepair Reading Group: Colleagues, UCL Dismantling The Master's House (http://t.co/Xcwn3D8CQZ) ... http://t.co/yZ0…
23rd Apr Registration open for Leeds University Philosophy in Schools with Students conference. Free to register & subs avail: http://t.co/6xrZnlmb0p
22nd Apr RT @GrupIREF: Our webisite in English is now avaliable.http://t.co/NtQuF61xm7 #p4c @Philo_enfants @PhilosophDoctor @PhilosophersEye @philos
22nd Apr invitation to participate in Leeds University Philosophy in Schools with Students Conference, closes 24th April: http://t.co/ILdA89CZr1
21st Apr RT @carrowmore101: Telepathy, magic necklaces and shrinking machines. What's not to like?! https://t.co/NqCAiqt0Fl
21st Apr Philosophical Adventures for young people @ILFDublin on Wed 20th May with @the_if_man: http://t.co/scaT0WHmcu
21st Apr Congratulation to our philosopher Joe Tyler on reaching Level 3 accreditation: http://t.co/DRMToYohAm http://t.co/wsPgezDVgh

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