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Philosophy Bakes No Bread

Thursday 15 February 2018
University of Leeds

Philosophy Bakes No Bread was an evening of free philosophical talks and interactive discussion that asked: What is the point of philosophy?

About Thinking Space

Thinking SpacePhilosophy Bakes No Bread was initiated and co-ordinated by Thinking Space, in collaboration with the University of Leeds and funded by the School of PRHS and The Forum. The event will be chaired by our managing director and founder, Grace Lockrobin, and philosophy practitioner, Elizabeth Watkins, with experienced facilitators from our network also helping out.

Thinking Space is a network of philosophers based in Sheffield and dedicated to bringing people together in philosophical conversation. We believe that the benefits of philosophy should not be reserved only for those in academia and seek to engage people of all kinds in philosophical enquiry, particularly those who face disadvantage in life. Our workshops have involved young people in schools, adults at festivals, in galleries, academics and univirsity students, learning-disabled theatre companies, businesses, refugee and other vulnerable women, housing associations, and more. We also offer resources, consultation and training tailored to a wide range of settings that have included primary and secondary teaching, gallery and museum curation, and business management.


This event was made possible by the generous sponsorship from The Forum Thinking in Public Grant and the School of PRHS at the University of Leeds. We are grateful to both organisations for their support for public philosophy and this event in particular.