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? Through Practical Philosophy we seek understanding not through theory, but from our own direct experience. Living life to the full.

Ten weeks to start getting to know who you really are.

Introductory Economics with Justice

This 10-session course takes economics as a human subject, the study of relationships between individuals, institutions and communities; based on human values.

Each session features a topic designed to encourage discussion and reflection.

Summer Lectures 2024

Thursday evenings from 01 August.

An enriching selection of interactive Philosophic presentations, online and at Mandeville Place, London.

Tickets £15/£5

Waterperry Retreat Programme

The Waterperry Retreat Programme 2024/25 is now available.

The programme is designed for those who are attending a retreat with the School for the first time, as well those who have enjoyed these events before.

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 to know 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

See our elegant, versatile venues for hire.

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