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Philosophy and Economics

This Spring in Cambridge and Peterborough

·     Philosophy

·     Mindful Philosophy

·     Economics

·     Plato study


No special qualifications are required, just a willingness to have a go at whatever is heard and understood. However, those versed in academic philosophy can also find this practical approach to living philosophically very interesting. Students are asked each week to try out for themselves the concepts presented and to discuss them the following week. Each session evolves according to the questions of the students

In Cambridge an introductory course is not available this term but watch this space for future terms.

These are discussions in NON – DUAL or MINDFULNESS-based philosophy, which are wholly life affirming and entirely practical and holistic.  

 If you find yourself agreeing to the following, this could be for you!

          My life needs more inner peace and joy.

          I do consider myself to be “spiritual” – at least to the extent that there’s more to me than my body.

          I want to live in a loving, caring and inclusive world.


Meditation is offered, together with various meditative and mindful exercises




The Peterborough foundation course in Practical Philosophy is divided into three themed 10 week foundation terms each year. It is on Wednesday evenings from 7:15 to 9:30. Starting 1st May

SpringPhilosophy  and Reason

Summer – Philosophy of Happiness

Autumn – Philosophy and Love

The aim is to develop our sense of perspective and to experience directly philosophy’s  richness and practical value in making daily life awesome, expanding our appreciation of ourselves and enjoyment  of the world around us.

There is no attempt to cover all philosophical systems, but there is plenty for anyone interested in the big questions of life and the world around us. Each weekly session lasts about two and a half hours, including a break for refreshment.

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Location is a very important element of the factor of production known to economists as ‘land’. But the significance of land has long been overlooked by the economics profession. The deep-seated problems of our current economic arrangements owe much to this oversight . This six week series of talks and discussion will explore how this has come about and why ‘land’ needs to be reinstated at the heart of economic policy, even in today’s highly digitised economy, if justice is to prevail in our economic arrangements.   .


No previous knowledge of economics is necessary.


Saturday 10.00am – 12.00pm from 19th January to 9th March (excluding 2nd February and 2nd March)


At Emmanuel United Reform Church, Trumpington St. Cambridge


Cost  £40 . Enrolment on first session attended.

Individual sessions £7.50



Plato Study Group

We meet informally at the Orchard Tea Gardens at Grantchester on Tuesdays afternoons, from 2.30-4.00 pm. We will be studying one of the dialogues of Plato, who has been called the ‘father of western philosophy’.  Anybody is welcome to join us. No previous acquaintance with Plato is necessary. There is no charge although people are encouraged to purchase refreshments at the Orchard.

The first meeting next term will be on 16th January 2017

If you are interested in joining, please contact

John De Val at