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valuing real-life experience

every day

valuing real-life experience over theory

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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.


An enriching and stimulating range of courses, from Plato to Poetry, Ayurveda to Vedic Maths.

With new courses for Spring 2023, both online and in-person in London.

Annual Economics Lecture

On Saturday 11 February, Richard Glover, the Head of Economics will present on Zoom the case for us to radically rethink the purpose of taxation. Ticket £6.


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
Messing about in Rivers
Dr Chris Dickens’ whole career has been caring for river systems, initially in South Africa. More recently he has worked in Sri Lanka and more widely with the UN and other global organisations. Issues centre on the sustainability of water resources, especially with a view to agriculture’s demands on rivers.  Read how philosophy and meditation have helped in this work.
Lectures and Films
A Short Video about Townley Hall
Insight Newsletter
Insight Newsletter

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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.