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

Philosophy and Art

Wednesday 27 July 2016

A talk by Lynsy Shear

Why consciousness is not a mystery

Tuesday 09 August 2016

Lead by Kieren Quill  Not too heavy only one and half pages promised!


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.