in good

valuing real-life experience over theory


How do we ensure freedom and prosperity for all?

every day

valuing real-life experience

every day

valuing real-life experience over theory

Make Life
Make Sense

. Practise Philosophy with philosophers

Courses &events

Practical Philosophy 1: Wisdom

Do any of us really know who we are? Or why? For thousands of years, philosophy has been searching for answers and seeking the truth in everything. Through Practical Philosophy we seek understanding not through theory, but from our own direct experience. Living life to the full.

Introductory Economics with Justice

Economics with Justice seeks to show that freedom and prosperity are possible for people everywhere, providing we follow economic laws and aim for a fair outcome from economic arrangements.

Open Mornings - May 2022

The School will be opening its doors and welcoming students from the national philosophy and economics online courses to come and meet us locally.

Philosophy Poetry Prize 2022

We have launched the second annual Philosophy Poetry Prize, open to under-25s.

This year's topic is PEACE. 

Sanskrit for Philosophy students worldwide

Sanskrit courses are provided free of charge but only available to those who are currently enrolled on a philosophy course in the School or associated Schools abroad.

Get Inspired


Philosophy Blog
Hear what our students have to say!

We're absolutely delighted that some of our students have taken the time to record themselves speaking about how they found the Practical Philosophy course.


Lectures and Films
A Short Video about Townley Hall
Economics & Law Treasures

An online talk given by John De Val on 9 January 2021.

get to know us

About Us

Find out more about our organisation, our origins and principles.

principles & practices

The School has adopted various working principles with the aim of protecting the integrity of its work and the welfare of its students.



All of our tutors are volunteers, giving their time willingly to pass on what they've learnt at the School. Meet some of them here.


about the school

Here you can see a timeline of some key events in our history, and a film about our origins.


venue hire

Take a tour of our elegant, versatile meeting rooms in Central London.