Autumn term enrolments now open

Nicholas of Cusa, a 15th century Platonic Christian Mystic

Enrolments are now open for Autumn evening classes starting the week of Monday, 2 May 2022.

For this term we will return to face-to-face classes (with a zoom option).

Those new to philosophy, or new to Plato, should first take our foundation course, Reading Plato (Wednesdays from 4 May in the City) [BOOKED OUT]. Even if you have studied some philosophy at school or university, our students recommend still taking this course, as it helps with orientation towards a very different approach to Plato.

For continuing students we have a new course in Platonic mysticism. This will be the first time we make a close reading of Platonic texts not written by Plato. Nicholas of Cusa and the Mystical Foundation of Science (Tuesdays from 3 May in Carlton) [BOOKED OUT] surveys the path of Platonic Mysticism from Plato through neoPlatonism so that we finish up reading a masterful but little-known dialogue composed at the very dawn of the Renaissance.

For continuing students wanting to go deeper into the origins of philosophy, Ancient Greek Language and the First Philosophers will be offered again in collaboration with the ISP, only now spread-out over two terms. Basically, you start with the Greek alphabet and end up reading the surviving fragments of Heraclitus. This difficult course is (surprisingly!) popular. There are still a few places available in Part I, which starting online-only from Monday, 2 May. [BOOKED OUT]