Young Philosophers do Fashion!

Our Young Philosophers Project has just completed its third year.  On our most recent trip, we took our group to visit the Istituto Marangon - a school of fashion, in Shoreditch.  There we learned a great deal about what the fashion insiders like to call 'The Industry', and where the inspiration for everyone's taste and choice of clothes come from... who's deciding what we should wear and what we should think looks good?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 16th July 2018 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, P4C

Tags: Young Philosophers, Fashion, Identity

Young Philosophers Take The Law Into Their Own Hands

Last month's Young Philosophers Project trip saw our group of young thinkers apprehending, comprehending and judging both works of art and a case of criminal conviction in the impressive offices of Simmons & Simmons.  Thanks to the organisers from the law firm and to Magistrates in the Community for making this trip such a success.

Posted by Joe Tyler on 13th March 2018 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Law, Young Philosophers, Judgement, Aesthetics, Decision

Young Philosophers edit news on election day

The Philosophy Foundation’s group of under privileged youngsters got to edit the news at The Guardian offices on the 9th of June.  It was a long and rewarding day for all of us... starting off with some thought provoking enquiry: "the sun will rise tomorrow" is that a fact, or an opinion?

Posted by Joe Tyler on 14th June 2017 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, P4C, Education

Tags: Young Philosophers, Knowledge, Belief

Young Philosophers get political at the Houses of Parliament

We took our Young Philosophers on their second trip of 2016-17, to the Palace of Westminster. A knowledgeable tour guide entertained us with gruesome history and factoids about the two Houses of Parliament and this elusive building where so many important decisions are made.  Afterwards we met with a local MP in an old meeting room within the palace walls to discuss the children's thoughts on some big questions...

Posted by Joe Tyler on 6th March 2017 at 12:00am

Category: Philosophy, P4C

Tags: Young Philosophers, Politics

Young Philosophers on City Hall and Baddies

We took our group of Young Philosophers on their first trip of 2016-17 to conduct some philosophical explorations around London Bridge.  We went to City Hall and the nearby Unicorn Theatre to watch a play called 'Baddies: The Musical'.  How do you know if you're a good person?  Is it OK to be bad in some people's eyes?  We continue to wonder...

Posted by Joe Tyler on 1st December 2016 at 12:00am

Category: Education, P4C

Tags: Young Philosophers, Politics, Theatre, community