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 (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

Descartes' concept of 'extended substance'

Wednesday 29 November 2017

Roger Jennings will present a paper examining the following:

1. the concept of 'extended substance' expounded by French philosopher René Descartes (1596-1650) and how it led him to deny the...

Do Chairs and Tables exist

Wednesday 20 December 2017

A talk by Barrie Selwyn


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.