Chat with Philosophers on the Steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on World Philosophy Day (November 20th)

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On THURSDAY 20 November, to mark UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day, the Idler Academy will be running free philosophy lessons on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral, and online.

The Idler has has gathered together a group of the UK’s finest thinkers and communicators, and we’ll be recreating Raphael’s painting, The School of Athens. So whether you want to learn about Pythagoras or Plato, or decide whether you are an Epicurean or a Stoic, this will be the day to find out. The final list is not ready, but John Lloyd of QI,  Mark Vernon, Angie Hobbs, John Mitchinson of QI, Gavin Pretor-Pinney, Alex Bellos and many other notable authors and teachers will be there. Wearing colourful togas and sporting beards. From the Stoicism Today project, Jules Evans and Patrick Ussher will be there.

So join us and set aside a day for some serious thinking. We’ll be on the steps from 8am till 2pm.

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  1. “The beard should not be shaved, since it is a protection provided to us by nature. Furthermore the beard is the emblem of manhood – the human equivalent of the cock’s crest and the lion’s mane. Therefore, a man ought to remove hair that is bothersome, but not his beard. A beard, after all, causes no bother, as long as the body is healthy and not diseased in a way that would require shaving it.” Musonius Rufus

    Best wishes to all for a togasophical day.