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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 in the Park

2017/18 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.

Subjects chosen by you will be;

September                           Living your true life          

October                                Is the answer to everything Physics?

November                            What should I do with the life that we have left!

December                            Thoughts; do I control them or do they control me?  

January*                               Fear – How to control it

February                               Love and Kindness

March                                    Does materialism help us to be happy?

April                                       The fundamental interconnectedness of everything

May                                       Relative and absolute truth

June                                       What is reality?

July                                         Forgiveness – do we ever really forgive?

August                                   Consciousness – does it really exist?


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- Tearoom of St John’s in Cathedral Square.





New year lecture

Saturday 13th January

Watch this space for details

                   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         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.





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