Courses in Lewisham

New six-week courses being run in conjunction with Adult Learning Lewisham at the Brockley Rise Centre, 2 Brockley Rise, SE23 1PR (near Honor Oak Park Station). Course flyer (pdf).

Course fee: £81 full fee, £54 concessionary rate. See below for more details.

Spring Term (February – April 2019)


An Introduction to Philosophies of Modern Life

Spring Term 2019, Mondays, 18:00 – 20:00, six weeks starting 25th February

Course Tutor: John Holroyd

How should we live? What values are important? How should we tackle pressing issues of our time? This course will investigate what philosophy has to say about these questions, touching on topics such as the relative importance of the individual vs the community, the role of evolution and the capacity of reason to guide us. We will debate these issues using evidence and argument. The course assumes no prior knowledge of philosophy at all but it is a valuable introduction to philosophical thinking and application.

To enrol, please e-mail John (johnholroyd100[at]

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Art and Beauty

Spring Term 2019, Thursdays, 18:00 – 20:00, six weeks from 28th February to 4th April

Course Tutor: Anja Steinbauer.

What is beauty? Who decides what should be considered art? How can our aesthetic experience be explained? The course will address these and other salient questions in philosophical aesthetics. Lively discussions in class will be supported by visual examples as well as optional background reading, as we draw on the writings of prominent thinkers such as Plato, Kant, Hume and Tolstoy.

To enrol, please e-mail Anja (anja[at]

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