Philosophy 1 & 2


Above – Ancient Greek philosophers – Socrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippos, Epikouros by Matt Neale from Wikimedia Commons.

We have 2 Philosophy Groups:

Philosophy 1

Group Co-ordinator: Richard Gilyead – 01799 510 749 or

We meet from 10.30-12.30 on the first Tuesday of each month. The group remains very successful but numbers are limited to the max of 12, because of space. There is no fee. 

No previous knowledge of philosophers or their philosophies is necessary but an open mind is essential, and the willingness to participate in discussions and to lead a session on a self-chosen theme at least once a year.

The idea is to discus general themes of interest to the participants eg: justice, the visual media, power, governments, humanism: etc as well as the introduction to philosophers and their theories.

The group is full at the moment but if you want more information, or to go on the waiting list, please contact Richard Gilyead on 01799 510 749 or

Philosophy 2

Group Co-ordinator: Denys Hickey: 01799 523 904 or

This  group meets at 10.30am on the second Thursday of the month at the co-coordinator’s house in Saffron Walden. We have a small core of members but would like to increase our numbers.  

All are welcome and no previous knowledge of philosophers or their philosophies is necessary.

If you are interested then please contact Denys.