10 week courses in York
Free to be Yourself
Tough Philosophy. Practical life skills with enough toughness to last a lifetime.
Discover The Wisdom Within
for complete peace of mind. See FAQs
Philosophy aims to set you free. Free from pressures and worries, free from limiting ways of thinking, free to grow and be yourself.
Take your first steps to freedom with our 10 week course.
Local face-to-face courses available in York
Peace of Mind
Following all COVID-19 & Omicron guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
Courses in practical wisdom for everyday living. Meet with like minded individuals.
Offer only £10
Introductory offer – 10 week course only £10. (Normally £65). Limited spaces.
This popular course is practical rather than academic and draws on sources of wisdom from East and West, past and present.
How it works
A tutor presents philosophical ideas, and leads a discussion based on what arises in the group. Being practical rather than academic, the emphasis is on personal knowledge and experience. Students are encouraged neither to accept nor reject the ideas put forward, but to test them in practice for themselves, in the light of their own experience.
Next York Introductory Course
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How to Enrol
Find Us on the Map
St Bedes Pastoral Centre, 21 Blossom St,
York YO24 1AQ
Frequently asked questions
The course is practical in the sense that it takes philosophical ideas and shows how they can be of direct use in our everyday lives. The intention is to stimulate enquiry and through this expand the way we look at the world and ourselves.
Enrol online on this site or by call the contact number available on the relevant location page.
If you register online, you will receive a confirmation email with your day of attendance. If you register by any means other than online, you will receive a receipt confirming your registration.
Yes, we have local venues in Doncaster, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Loughborough, Leeds, York, Huddersfield, Saltaire and Brighouse. There are also many other local venues in other parts of the UK where you can attend the course face-to-face.
No, all you need is an open and enquiring mind. The course is intended for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.
Face-to-face meetings will be held safely following all COVID-19 & Omicron guidelines for your complete peace of mind.
In the event that the Government impose new social distancing / travelling restrictions or a potential new lockdown we will respond to that promptly with everyone’s safety in mind.
If at any point in time new restrictions arise that point towards putting a hold on social gatherings, we will make sure you still have live access to this course by delivering it to you online via Zoom group meetings until any and all restrictions are lifted so that safe face-to-face meetings can reconvene.
First you need to enrol on a course. The in-person courses are available in Doncaster, Leeds, Nottingham, Sheffield, Loughborough, Leeds, York and at many other local venues up and down the UK. A local map can be found on this page.
If you have any questions simply call us on the contact phone number on the relevant location page.
What some of our students say...
“Absolutely loving the course!! …Really changing how I think about things and life in general.”
“...I am benefiting greatly from the content and the practical nature of it. Thank you, it is enriching my life.”
“The daily awareness exercises … have changed my thinking and I feel more relaxed about situations in the media and other aspects of my daily life.”
"The knowledge and experience that I have gained from the philosophy classes has helped me to discover more about myself and better prepare for dealing with life's daily surprises and challenges."
Introductory Course Enrolment
The courses have limited spaces and can get fully booked up in advance, so to save disappointment it is advisable to reserve your place on the next course well in advance.
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2. Choose Day & Location & click 'Pay Enrolment Fee'
3. On the next page: Pay the £10 enrolment fee to secure your place.
Some of the themes included in the introductory course: