Public talks

The School of Philosophy hosts talks on a range of subjects at Philosophy House, 33 Aro St. These are open to anyone with an interest.

If you have any questions about these events, please call the School on (04) 801 9823.

Free evening talks – January 2018

7pm, Wednesday 10 January
A hedonist’s guide to life through pilgrimage

Carmino de S

The Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain has been walked by pilgrims since the Middle Ages. Andrew recorded his experiences as a “hedonist heathen” and shares his insights with video clips.
Presented by Andrew Suzuki

7pm, Wednesday 17 January
Finding the way with the Tao Te Ching

Tao chinese

Join an exploratory expedition into a verse or two of this ancient book of wisdom to find relevance for today’s living.
Presented by Roberta James

7pm, Wednesday 24 January
3 great gifts for relationships

3 gifts crop

Quality relationships are said to be vital to our wellbeing and longevity, but they’re not always easy! Here are 3 gifts that might help us navigate our way through this minefield.
Presented by Rob James

7pm, Wednesday 31 January
Once upon a time

Freedom 1

An exploration of “story” and its importance in our lives, with reference to mythology and wisdom from the Vedic Tradition.
Presented by Jackie Bedford

Anyone with an interest is welcome. These presentations are on at Philosophy House, 33 Aro St, on Wednesday evenings, starting at 7:00pm and running to 9:00pm. There will typically be some opportunity for discussion.

There is no charge but please pre-register for any of the four January talks (using the simple form below) so we know how many people to expect. Thank you!


January 2018 Talk Registration


Free Introductory Lecture

Wednesday 14 February, 7.00pm

Find out about the course in practical philosophy offered by the School of Philosophy during a relaxed, interactive evening session.

Further information about the Introductory Course