Upcoming Events

The School of Philosophy organises various events and courses for the enjoyment of students and visitors. This page lists upcoming offerings that complement the School’s Philosophy courses and bring practical philosophy to everyday living.

You can also read more about featured events in the Features section of this site.

On the Calendar

  • Practical Wisdom Workshop: Philosophy and Mental Health - Saturday 27th July, 2019 - 10am to 12 noon
  • Ballarat Open Day - Saturday 27th July, 2019 - 9am to 1.30pm
  • Afternoon with Plato - Saturday 3rd August, 2019 - 1pm to 5pm
  • Start of Next Term - Monday 16th September, 2019

Practical Wisdom Workshops

Practical Wisdom Workshops are offered in the belief that the timeless wisdom traditions still have relevance in today’s world and when applied produce unique initiatives. We have lined up 3 passionate presenters who have all found inspiration and conviction from studying and practicing the tenets of wisdom texts over many years. They here offer the fruits of their study which has been as much practical application as intellectual study.

The PWW format offers a forum for the participant to join in and question if required or share their experiences if desired or just to soak up the information and quietly reflect how it might apply in their lives.

The philosophies that have stood the test of time were ground breaking in their day. Come and be a part of something old yet new, individual yet universal - Be a part of the heard - not the HERD!

Current workshops are:

  • Saturday, 15 June - The Intimate Relationship between Humanity and the Earth, presented by James Webster.
  • Saturday, 20 July - Unleash Your Potential, presented by Stephen Abrahams.
  • Saturday, 27 July - Practical steps towards mental health, presented by Philippa Street.

More discourse than lecture, these presentations offer you the opportunity to engage with the subject matter, question & discuss with like minded people. Join the discovery of practical wisdom and how it could be applied in daily life. 

Location:  All workshops will be held at the School of Philosophy. 1 Through Street, Hawthorn. (Enter through Erasmus Primary School carpark off Through Street).

Cost:         All workshops $35 each 

Each workshop is limited to 20 attendees.

For more information and to book, go to https://www.practicalwisdomworkshops.org/

An Afternoon with Plato - Choosing your next life

"Are you not aware that the soul of man is immortal and imperishable?" Republic 608d

Have you ever wondered how you came to have your present life? Is it something you chose? Or was it purely accidental? Would you prefer to have a different life? Is there a chance that you will have another life in the future? If so, what would you choose? Plato uses the power of myth to help to explore these questions. The Myth of Er provides us with an insight into the mysteries of the afterlife and what we might face on the death of the body.

Open to all.

When:    Saturday 3rd August, 2019, 1pm to 5pm
Where:   School of Philosophy
               MacLaren Hall
               1 Through Street
Cost:      $35 entry fee

Refreshments provided.

Click Here to Register now

For more information contact Marita Brewster at [email protected] or on 0411 148 291

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