What? Talks and discussions on a range of fascinating philosophical topics, seriously and rigorously in a convivial setting – meaningful conversation about interesting ideas with interested people.

Who? Open to all – anyone interested in philosophy is welcome and no prior knowledge or expertise is needed, though experts, philosophy teachers and students are very welcome.  A small team organises the Cafe - Barrie Selwyn is our Chairman,  Filiz Peach our Vice-Chair and Phil Rowlands is treasurer.

When and where? We have now secured advance bookings and our last wednesday of the month meetings will be at  7.00 – 8.30pm, at the Druid's Head Pub, 3 The Market Place, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT1 1JT.  The current arrangement may be jeopardised by redecoration but until we know more assume it will be there.

 In addition to the formal monthly meeting there is an informal arrangement on the second Tuesday of every month whereby any interested member may choose to visit the Druid’s Head pub (upstairs room) in Kingston Market Place from 7.30 pm onwards. On these occasions we have a topic led by a member who has prepared a short intro. This is followed by a lively discussion amongst those present (with a small amount of beer involved). We are always looking for new topics so please suggest any of interest. These occasions are normally listed in the events calendar.

  See our Events Calendar for more details and meeting dates.

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Upcoming events

"Is consciousness an insoluble problem".

Wednesday 26 October 2016

A talk by Norman Bacrac.

How do the brain's dumb particles conspire to create the marvel of subjective experience?
And is that experience then entirely determined by brain activity?"


Freud: Totem and Taboo by Guy Woodall

Tuesday 08 November 2016

Freud's own favourite and his version of the Social Contract


Kingston Philosophy Cafe is a community group managed by a committee of volunteers in partnership with Kingston Adult Education. We participate in Think in Kingston and are affiliated to Kingston Arts.