Junior Philosophy Society has continued to grow in popularity and this year the group supported a range of whole School and Nation events. There has been a wide range of activities on offer for our Lower School Philosophers from the Mind Olympics, regular thoughtings sessions (philosophical poems), supporting National Storytelling week, Philosophical Blogging, a Philosophy treasure hunt and our regular Enquiry sessions using Peter Worley's 'If Machine.'
The Sixth Form Students enjoyed setting up the Philosophy and Academic mentoring programme and Ben Wall and Ollie Hogg's responses to a particular 'thoughting' can be enjoyed in the Critical and Creative Review.
From Meditation techniques to Mill's Philosophy, Portraiture to Plato and from The Talk Ball to Lao Tzu, the group continues to be a great mental workout and thoroughly enjoyed by its members.
In my opinion, Philosophy Society is definitely one of the more interesting societies because there is always something completely new and fascinating to listen to!
This year, it was kicked off with a talk by Miss Mackintosh on the moral community which was really helpfully for those of us studying A level philosophy. Next Mr Tofts spoke about Montaigne, another really interesting talk, especially for those of us who didn’t know a lot about him! Then we had a talk by Mr Coverdale on a more political aspect of philosophy entitled ‘The seductive but ultimately insane world of libertarian political philosophy’ and Mrs Price and Mr Bulmer covered the more literary side of philosophy with fascinating talks on Shakespeare and Hogarth. I think, however, Mr Piggott gave my favourite lecture. He gave a talk on ‘Philosophy in Focus’ showing us some of his favourite photos and explaining the ways in which they can be interpreted.
These are just some of the highlights from the Philosophy Society. As you can tell, it’s definitely worth joining and not just for the tea and biscuits!