UNESCO's World Philosophy Day
Philosophy in the Curriculum
The Philosophy Foundation is an associated organisation of the Philosophy in Education Project, which was set up by Dr John Taylor and A.C. Grayling. The first aim of the project is to bring a GCSE in philosophy to England, and overall to support bringing philosophy into the curriculum in England.
UNESCO supports the teaching of philosophy for children and has described the inclusion of philosophy in education as ‘a significant contribution to quality education’.
Our events are only made possible by volunteer philosophers, and support from individual donations, funders and organisations willing to help us, to all of them: thank you.
World Philosophy Day was established by UNESCO in 2008 as a way to support and promote the teaching of philosophy to children. It is held on the third Thursday of November every year. You can see films and read about The Philosophy Foundation’s celebrations below.