Who We Are
We are the Kingston Branch of the School of Economic Science, a registered charity based in Central London and with branches throughout the UK.
We currently offer our "Practical Philosophy" course for a nominal fee of £10 in celebration of our 20th year in the local area and we have called it "A Gift of Happiness". Introductory Courses are run in Kingston in either John Lewis Department Store or The Steadfast Centre (Sea Cadets Building), Thameside, Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1PX; follow-on courses are run in The Steadfast Centre (Sea Cadets Building), Kingston-upon-Thames and The Friends Meeting House, Retreat Road, Richmond TW9 1NN. No prior knowledge is required for the introductory course.
Introductory courses start three times a year usually in January, April/May and September/October. All are welcome.
You can see details of precise locations and timings and enrol online for the course from this site.
Many hundreds of people have participated in our course since we first opened our doors in Kingston in 1994. The vast majority have found it to be of real practical benefit in their lives as well as being illuminating and enjoyable. Some stay with us for only a few terms and others continue studying with us for many years. We also run residentials and offer mantra-based meditation. You can see video clips from students on this site.
People of all ages and backgrounds come to our classes, from teenagers to senior citizens. An open mind is useful and a willingness to consider the views of others.
Further details of the course are available in the ‘About the course’ section of this website.
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