Sanskrit for Philosophy students worldwide

Term 1 of the Foundation course is offered to those students on Philosophy courses in the School who have no knowledge of Sanskrit. Those Philosophy students with some knowledge may join at the appropriate level.

Sanskrit - May Term 2024

For further information or to register for any of the following courses, please contact Paul Douglas. Times are local to the tutor’s location. New York is generally 5 hours behind UK, W and E Australia are generally 7-8 or 10-11 hours ahead respectively, and S Africa is 1 or 2 hours ahead.

Foundation Course

Ten terms starting with the alphabet, continuing with simple sentences, stories, pronunciation, chanting, grammatical concepts, basic sandhi and some philosophy.

Times are local to the tutor’s location. 

Level  Local Time  Location Tutor Course dates
Sanskrit Intro Tues 7am UK Odile Wythe            07 May to 16 July*
Sanskrit Intro Sat 9am E. Aust Rosemary Dunstan        18 May to 25 July*
Sanskrit 2 Wed 12pm      UK    Brigid McElroy        8 May to 17 July*
Sanskrit 3 Wed 7.30pm UK    Priscilla Park-Weir 8 May to 17 July
Sanskrit 4 Thurs 7am UK    Irena Nicoll 9 May to 18 July*
Sanskrit 5A Thurs 12pm UK Anthea Douglas 9 May to 18 July*
Sanskrit 6 Tues 7am UK Georgina Melville 7 May to 16 July*
Sanskrit 8 Fri 12pm UK Sudhir Khanolkar 10 May to 12 July
Sanskrit 9 Sat 12pm UK Geraldine Hay  18 May to 20 July


 * with half term break

Further Sanskrit Courses (after completion of the Foundation Course or equivalent)

Level  Local Time  Location Tutor Course dates
Further Skt 2 Thurs 2pm UK Brigid McElroy 9 May to 18 July*
Further Skt 3 Mon 4pm W Australia Gai Kroczek 21 May to 28 July
Further Skt 3 Tues 1pm UK John Quick 7 May to 09 July
Further Skt 4 Wed 12pm Dublin John Flaherty 8 May to 10 July
Further Skt 5 Sat 11.15am UK Annick Hardaker 11 May to 20 July*
Fr Skt Revision Thurs 4.30pm W Australia Gai Kroczek 23 May to 25 July
IGCSE Course Mon 8.30pm Dublin Michael Delaney 6 May to 1 July
Shastra Study  Sun 3pm UK Nick Street 5 May to 7July
Shastra Study Thurs 7.45pm UK Penelope Sapiro 9 May to 18 July*


Panini - Laghusiddhanta Kaumudi (for more advanced students)

Level  Local Time  Location Tutor Course dates
Chapter 8

Sun 1.45pm W Australia
/6.45am UK

W Australia Jayanthi Balasubramaniam 12 May to 21 July*
Chapter 12

Sun 4.15pm UK
/8.15am Arizona

USA Niall Mandal 5 May to 14 July*


* with half term break



UK timings are Greenwich Mean Time / British Summer Time.