Philosophy Café

Held online via Zoom. Facilitated by Peter Whitfield

Every Friday at 7pm London time from 27 January 2023 to 24 March (except 17 February). Register to take part. 

A weekly get together of like minded people, who want to engage or recharge their interest in the practical benefits of studying philosophy.

Free drop-in sessions on Zoom, no need to attend every week. You will need to register, please click here to register. 

  • Weekly topics taken from the philosophy courses with a focus on Practical Philosophy, and what works in ‘my’ life.

  • Breakout rooms are allocated to allow time to meet and discuss ideas in smaller groups

  • Participants are encouraged neither to accept nor reject ideas, but to keep an open mind to discover what might be useful. 

  • Next session 24 March
  • We will use the four principles of platonic dialogue.


Platonic dialogue

  1. Truth is the goal
  2. Be willing to be refuted
  3. Listen with full attention; give space to the other person, don’t monopolize the stage – everyone’s voice is important
  4. Ask questions

Peter Whitfield

Peter Whitfield has been teaching the introductory courses in Philosophy for over 30 years. His love of great stories and belief in an eternal wisdom that provides practical help to live life fully, truly and happily has helped thousands of students.

The Introductory Philosophy course has transformed so many lives and the Philosophy Café  is an opportunity for anyone, current students, past students, family or friends to come along and be inspired. 

With Peter’s facilitation, the Friday night Philosophy café promises to be a new, flourishing event. Come along, be a participant and Find Yourself, in good company.

24 March: Jyotisha - Vedic Astrology with Gordon Brennan

This week we will be turning to the stars and consider Vedic Astrology or Jyotisha. 

Gordan Brennan will join us and he says Jyoti in Sanskrit means light. Astrology is the study or science of light, the observation of the significant movements in the solar system and the universe. 

Gordan suggests that modern astrology is fundamentally misleading. Do you agree? Remember it’s OK not to believe him!

Find out more on Friday night 7pm at the café