Horizons - Saturday studies

Join us on Saturday mornings and bring philosophy to life with a wide selection of fascinating ten week courses in a vibrant atmosphere. One course - £58. Two courses - £81.

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From 18 January to 28 March (half term break – 22 February)

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9.30am - 10.45am

Plato’s Philebus

Sanskrit IGCSE Preparation


The Bhagavad Gita

Economics and Civilisation

Vedic Astrology for Beginners

Confident Voice (9.45-11.00am)

11.15am - 12.30pm


Upanishad Studies

Marsilio Ficino - Love and Soul

Discovering  Poetry

Plotinus - Providence

Sanskrit Foundation (Term 4)

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9.30am: Vedic Astrology For Beginners

Gain an in-depth understanding of this unique subject so that you may eventually help others address problems and opportunities in their lives

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9.45am: The Confident Voice

"I love to see people transform through the power of the spoken word and gain confidence - which has taken me a lifetime" - Neville Wortman

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9.30am: The Bhagavad Gita

Rev Dr Stephen Thompson, BSc Sociology (London), BD Theology (Kings London), BA Sanskrit (SOAS), MPhil, PhD Centre for Advanced Sanskrit Studies (Poona), Diploma in Ministry (Oxford)

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9.30am: Sanskrit - IGCSE Preparation

This course will continue to follow the syllabus of Cambridge University’s International GCSE Sanskrit Exam

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9.30am: Plato's Philebus

"I take great delight in helping others immerse themselves in the contemplative experience of being" - Brendan Crehan

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9.30am: Economics and Civilisation

"Interest in economics began in late 1945 at the age of 5. I asked my father about the carnage in London. He said 'politics John; one day you will understand'"- John Franck

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11.15am: Discovering Poetry

"For me, poetry is the use of the best words in the best setting - and for any poet will be a constant challenge and love affair" - Alan Roberts

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11.15am: Marsilio Ficino - Love and Soul

Every letter by Marsilio Ficino is imbued with love. He knew that his very essence is love. And he knew that the essence of all humanity is love. That is what he reminds us in his letters

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11.15am: Plotinus - Providence

"Plotinus speaks directly to my higher mind and takes it to levels no other writer has ever done. Sometimes, even without full comprehension, I find my mind filled with blazing light, and my heart with deep happiness" - Richard Garry

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11.15am: Upanishad Studies

"What I love about the Gita and Upanishads is the sheer perfection of Sanskrit sound and the sublime wisdom which brings us to experience the freedom the scripture describes" - Stephen Thompson

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"I love Calligraphy because it puts into practice what I have learnt over 35 years in the School, and that is to connect with awareness and creativity deep within. It is Philosophy in Action" - Lynette Hoh

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11.15am: Sanskrit Foundation (Term 4)

The unmeasured wisdom of old is available through Sanskrit

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Other courses available

Economics with Justice

Examine the economic principles at work in society that help us live together in peace and prosperity

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Practical Philosophy

Examine how the combined wisdom of East and West can help us find freedom, happiness and fulfilment

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