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Philosophical walks

Path near Liss, Hampshire, 27/10/2012People who understand Plato say that the Florentines misunderstood him, and that their philosophy is most unsound. But in one respect at all events they used him rightly. Through him they recaptured for the world one of the secrets of ancient Greece - the secret of civilized conversation. The Middle Ages had separated serious discussion from daily life, confining it to the study and the lecture room and the hall of disputation. Florence, like Athens, summoned it into the open air, and bade it take its chance against birds and trees, evolve, if it could, from a dinner or a game of fives, yield, if it must, to a dance or to a song.

E M Forster: Gemistus Pletho

This is the idea behind our "philosophical walks". They aren't ambulatory lectures or structured discussions, simply walks during which philosophical discussion can take place due to the common interest of the walkers. Or not, if you'd rather just look at the scenery.

Have a look at our 2014 walks schedule below; as travel arrangements for all walks are posted some time in advance, it is worth checking the website for the next walk about a week beforehand,in case anything has had to be changed because of engineering works, etc. If you want further information about any of the walks, phone me on 07904 286774 or email secretary@pfalondon.org.

Andrew Dodsworth

Sat 8 Mar Laindon to West Horndon 8 Fenchurch Street 35 mins
Sat 22 Mar Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells 8 Charing Cross 60 mins
Sat 5 Apr Goring circular 10 Paddington 55 mins
Sat 19 Apr Clandon to Guildford 9 Waterloo 50 mins
SUN 4 May Sawbridgeworth circular 10 Liverpool Street 40 mins
SUN 18 May Wye circular 8 Charing Cross 90 mins
Sat 24 May Furze Platt to Taplow 10 Paddington 45 mins
Sat 7 Jun Overton circular 9 Waterloo 60 mins
SUN 22 Jun Hertford circular 9 Liverpool Street 70 mins
Sat 5 Jul Ashurst to Eridge 8 Victoria 60 mins
Sat 19 Jul Goring circular 8 Paddington 70 mins
SUN 3 Aug Balcombe circular 7 Victoria 50 mins
Sat 16 Aug Battlesbridge circular 8 Liverpool Street 50 mins
Sat 30 Aug Birchington-on-Sea to Herne Bay 8 Victoria 100 mins