Philosophy Café

Held online via Zoom. Facilitated by Peter Whitfield

Next Café - Friday 24 May -  7pm Sydney time & 7pm UK time.

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. 

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

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.



Friday 24 May 2024


‘Let's Get Rich’ - with Richard Glover - 7pm Sydney time (10am UK time) and 7pm UK time




7pm Sydney and 7pm UK – ‘Let's Get Rich’


For many, this is just what economics is all about: ensuring huge rewards for some through a never-ending frenzy of progress. You may be feeling left out; many do.


  • What if we refocus economics towards "May all be happy; may all be without disease; may all creatures have well-being, and none be in misery of any sort"?
  • What if we retitle this talk as "Let Us Get Rich," and then carefully consider who we feel 'Us' includes and excludes?
  • Anyway, what do we mean by that seemingly attractive word "rich"?


Richard Glover, Head of the Economics faculty at the School of Philosophy and Economic Science in London, is a loved and inspiring regular at the café.

Whether you are a seasoned student or a first-time visitor, Richard’s protreptic presentation is sure to spark interest and inquiry.