Welcome to Practical Philosophy East Anglia

A course in Practical Philosophy


Philosophy is the love of wisdom.

Wisdom is the art of living life truly and happily.

Who would not want to possess this art?


The East Anglian School of Philosophy was established in 1976 to make the great philosophical teachings of the world available to everyone.

It is a branch of the Fellowship of the School of Economic Science, an independent educational charity based in London. There are branches throughout the UK and affiliates in many countries worldwide.

The East Anglian School has regular courses in practical philosophy and holds events in Colchester and Cambridge. Practical philosophy courses are held in Ashdon, Ongar, Peterborough, Southend, Norwich and Diss.

 As with all School locations, the work to prepare the buildings and the tutoring of classes is carried out on a voluntary basis - there are no paid staff, the fees charged are solely to cover the costs of the building and administration.

It is possible to enrol for introductory courses after the term start date - contact us for further details or just come along to the course.


This is what a student in the Norwich branch has just written:-

Philosophy is not something I would normally have considered. To me philosophers were ancient bearded Greeks. However, the course title "Happiness" caught my interest as I'm sure, like many of us, "Happiness" is something we all strive for but never feel we quite attain. At the practical philosophy course we learn some very helpful ways to look at life differently. Philosophy is the love of wisdom and the course helps us to take time out of our busy lives , to appreciate the beauty around us.

So come along, with an open mind. You will receive a very warm welcome from Tim and the group, as well as tea and chocolate biscuits at break time. The discussions are always very interesting and everyone has a chance to speak. You will learn skills which help you stay in the moment, appreciate what we have, rather than strive for what we don't. Also, it helps us find a stillness to replace turmoil with inner peace. You will be amazed at the difference it makes, and make some lovely new friends too!


Come and find out in Colchester and Norwich:



The aim of philosophy is to set people free; free from pressure and free from worry; free to grow, free to be themselves. So it seems fitting that a philosophy course should itself be free. This six session course, called Practical Philosophy, looks at life and its meaning, the world and its causes.

It considers what holds us back? What sets us free? Based on the classic philosophies of East and West, it invites students to see life as a place to test the words of the wise.

To learn more and to register email easop@hotmail.co.uk.

The next course at 89, East Hill, Colchester starts on Tuesday January 19th, and on Thursday January 21st in Norwich

Feel free to join us. Each evening stands alone, so don't worry about missing the start and feel free to just come along.