A short history of the School
We have produced a short film about our origins and history: 'A Search for Truth'View the film
".. you've given me back my strength, I feel motivated and it's one of the greatest gifts I've given myself"
Find out why our students come back term after termFind your course now
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Browse our range of courses in practical philosophy and economics, as well as our ‘Horizons’ Saturday studies.Browse courses
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Early evening classical concerts
6pm - 7pm FREE
Given by students from the Royal College of Music and musicians from SES…
Lunchtime Escapes at Mandeville Place
1pm - 1.45pm FREE
Escape from the pressures of life for a short time. Tuesdays from 23 May…
Stillness & Meditation at Mandeville Place
1pm - 1.45pm FREE
Experience meditation and stillness, all welcome. Every Wednesday…
Explore our courses examining how the combined wisdom of East and West can help us find freedom, happiness and fulfilment.Learn more
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Courses run in our London centre and branches across the UK. And we have links with other schools worldwide.Find a school
Horizons programme announced for Autumn!
New classes and old favourites are available in this most packed programme ever
From economics to Plato, poetry to Ayurvedic medicine, there's plenty to learn this SeptemberSee the programme
"..on a personal level it helped me to bring peace and perspective into my life"
Whether you stay for one term or many years, find out why our students love our coursesExplore Practical Philosophy
Did you know that you can hire our rooms?
Elegant rooms in a building that was once Trinity College of Music, right in the heart of London's West End.
We can accommodate 1:1s and small meetings, right up to lectures for 100.Take the tour!
Joint Conference announcement
We are delighted to announce the joint SES and GCGI conference on th...Read more
More free Lunchtime Escapes
Our talks on a Tuesday- Lunchtime Escapes- have started again, and it's a packed programme. They're all free to attend a...Read more
Download the Awareness Exercise!
For those who have attended Introductory Practical Philosophy or beyond, the Awareness Exercise is an important tool for...Read more