Welcome to Practical Philosophy Berkshire

A ten week evening course in Practical Philosophy


Public talks in 2019

All Public Talks take place at:

Boyn Grove Community Resource Centre, 11 Courthouse Road, Maidenhead SL6 6JE

Doors open at 9:45 for a 10:00 start. There is a short break for tea & coffee (and cake!) and the aim is to finish at 12:00.

There is no fixed charge but donations are welcome to cover the cost of hire and refreshments 
(suggested donation £5 per person) 

16th March

The Common Law, Natural Law and Divine Law - Are these still relevant concepts in today's world?

An investigation into whether laws bring us closer to happiness, freedom and prosperity and whether this is their function, or some other.

A talk given by Ian Murdoch, head of the School's Law Study Group


8th June

To Be or Not To Be

Could Hamlet's famous soliloquy be asking us whether we want to surrender our ordinary, everyday life and thereby Be our true Self? The philosophy of Advaita says that we are already our true Self, just that it appears to be covered over by, as Shakespeare puts it, 'the pale cast of thought'.

In this talk Stephen Silver will use Hamlet's words as a vehicle to pursue the path of self-enquiry and Self-discovery.


9th November (to be confirmed)

Continuing our presentations on the theme of Economics with Justice

Details to follow.