The London Philosophy Course

The Royal Institute offers free philosophy courses from time to time, and this term, given current restrictions, we'll be working entirely online.


The live sessions will happen on Mondays from 5.30 - 7.00 pm, starting 15 October and concluding on 21 December.


The class meetings will be held via Zoom -- you won't need any special software; an email will login instructions will be sent to you ahead of the session.

Autumn Sessions

This course will take up some of the main themes and problems of Western Philosophy, exploring themes relating to knowledge, reality, mind, and value. It should be accessible even to those with little or no prior experience of studying philosophy.


The format will typically involve a lecture followed by some class discussion, and each week you will be given some recommended reading in advance of the class to introduce you to some of the key themes.


The sessions will be taken by  Dr. Nadine Elzein, a lecturer at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, who has previously held posts at University College Oxford, King’s College London, Southampton, Wadham College Oxford, and University College London. To apply for a space, please email with a paragraph outlining your background and interests in philosophy.  


As space is limited, please only apply if you are able to commit to attending all sessions. The signup deadline is 8 October 2020.