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.  Organisation is provided by Barrie Selwyn, our Chairman, and Phil Rowlands who 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

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 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.  Note that there is no room booking so you need to be able to recognise the attendees.

See our Events Calendar for more details and meeting dates.  Also see our NEWS for special events, and check out courses at Richmond & Hillcroft Adult Community College (RHACC)

Upcoming events

Epistemic Respectability in History

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Richard Baron will be giving this talk on Epistemic Respectability in History:-

Interesting history books do more than recite events. They explain what happened - for example why a war started, or...


Tuesday 11 June 2019

Guy Woodall will lead a discussion on sacrifice:

The the notion of sacrifice, especially human sacrifice, with Easter in mind, is something I’m interested in and puzzled by.  The...

Towards Islamic Enlightenment

Wednesday 26 June 2019

A talk by Darius Nikbin.

The meditations of the 11th Century Persian polymath Algazel (al-Ghazali) and the 17th Century French philosopher Descartes on the nature of selfhood bear striking...


Kingston Philosophy Cafe is a community group managed by a committee of volunteers. We work closely with and are affiliated to Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College

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