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 School of Economic Science – Happiness, Reason and Consciousness

Philosophy for All

Thank you to all of the growing number of people coming to the events in Cambridge and Peterborough

  The motivation is;

  • to make the benefits of philosophy available and accessible to everybody
  • to stimulate enquiry into life’s most important questions

Events Coming up

·         Peterborough Philosophy in the  Park – Monthly

·         The Grantchester Lectures – A feast of discovery

See below for details

If there is a subject that you would like to explore with others through the medium of philosophy, please let us know. We are always happy to get new and interesting issues to tackle.





                   Philosophy has been discussed beneath the trees of the Orchard at Grantchester for over a century with a cast including Wittgenstein, Rupert Brooke, Virginia Woolf and Bertrand Russell. The Summer lectures still draw those interested in finding meaning and truth every year to this magical place.  Starting at 10:30am ‘til 12:30 with a break halfway.


Dates for your diary;

Saturday         July 29th Portraying the Divine. The phenomenal richness of the philosophy in Shakespeare brought  to light for exploration.

Saturday         Aug 19th Foundation of the Nation. Explore the depths of the work done in the “Dark Ages” to build the core values we now call “British”

Saturday         Sept 16th To Love and be Loved. Is love in such short supply in the world as it seems? What can we do about it? What is it anyway?



 For more information please call 0845 450 3688


The Orchard Tea Rooms can be reached by taking Junction 11 off the M11, following the signs to Grantchester and turning left off the road to Trumpington.  Be careful; the entrance is very easy to pass.  Alternatively, it can be reached by cycling or walking the riverside from Cambridge. Do try the wonderful home-made scones! Please note there is a charge now for parking, which can be used towards paying for food and drink.



Philosophy in the Park

2016/17 season


A  series of talks and discussions in the friendly and comfortable surroundings

of the Buttercross tearoom in Central Park, Peterborough.

Free of charge and open to all.


September                           Is it real or is it an illusion?          

October                                What part do good relationships play in a successful life?

November                            Letting go of the past

December                            What does it mean to be spiritual?  

January*                               What would life be without any concept of time?

February                               The power of attraction

March                                    The purpose of life

April                                       The role of love in business

May                                        What is love?

June                                       Immortality-would it be good to live forever?

July                                         Freedom – how can we achieve it?

August                                   Do you jump to conclusions?


Each session starts at 10.00 a.m. on the first Saturday each month and finishes noonish with a break halfway. The park is ten minutes’ walk from the town centre and parking is in park crescent, PE1 4DY.

*except January- Green Backyard (town end of Oundle Road between the railway bridge and the London Road junction)



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