Who we are
The School of Philosophy East Anglia was established in 1976 to make the great philosophical teachings of the world available to everyone.
It is a branch of the Fellowship of the School of Philosophy and Economic Science, an independent educational charity based in London. There are branches throughout the UK and affiliates in many countries worldwide.
The School in East Anglia has regular courses in practical philosophy in Colchester and Norwich.
As with all School locations, the work to prepare the buildings and the tutoring of classes is carried out on a voluntary basis – there are no paid staff, the fees charged are solely to cover the costs of the building and administration.
It is possible to enrol for introductory courses after the term start date – contact us for further details or just come along to the course.
The School works through discussion in groups.
All tutors are also students of philosophy within the school, and attend weekly classes as a student.
The intent of the school is that everyone attending, however long or short their stay, will find something of value for use in their lives.
All are welcome
All are welcome to sample what the school has to offer through the introductory course, and to continue further with their studies as they wish.
We are an educational charity and a not-for-profit organisation. Course fees are kept as low as possible and are used to enable the school to continue to offer its courses to as many people as possible.
How it works
A tutor presents material, and leads a discussion based on what arises. Being practical rather than academic, the emphasis is on personal knowledge. Students are encouraged neither to accept nor reject the ideas put forward, but to test them in practice for themselves, in the light of their own experience.
Frequently asked questions
The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.
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Once enrolled you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance and receive a receipt confirming your registration.
Yes, we have a local Colchester venue where you can attend the course face-to-face.
No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.
Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following the latest updates relating to all Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
Yes, we also offer the course as an online course via Zoom, ask for details.
First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Colchester and at many other local venues up and down the country. A local map can be found on this page.
If you have any questions simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Local face-to-face evening courses available at a choice of locations.
Peace of Mind
Following all Health & Safety guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.