The Royal Institute of Philosophy are continuing to fund philosophy sessions for young people in secondary schools. These sessions can be run for whole classes, or individuals signing up.
Schools can receive a 10-week course for students, or our online sessions for individuals are for 5 weeks.
Please note, these free sessions are only available to UK residents at present, and are aimed at those who have not experienced philosophy before. We also want to ensure that we are reaching those who would benefit the most, so we will have to be selective if we are oversubscribed.
What's the big idea?
Our sessions are discussions based around philosophical questions, thought experiments and stories. Groups of 15 participants (online) or whole classes, join in a facilitated conversations around fundamental philosophical questions such as:
- Who are you? What makes you, you?
- How should we decide who gets what? Is it fair to expect the rich to help the poor?
- How do we separate fact from fiction? Who or what should we believe?
- Do animals have rights? Should we treat animals however we wish?