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Term dates

Our courses are held in-person on Tuesday evenings.

Our term structure has three terms each of eleven or twelve weeks, with the summer term split into two half-terms each of six weeks with a six-week gap.

The 10-week Introductory Philosophy courses start on the second Tuesday of each term. 

Two of the sessions each term are intended to allow groups to meet together to explore topics of common interest, outside of their usual group curriculum.



Autumn 2023

Tuesday 19 September 2022 – Friday 15 December (12 weeks)

Festive break: No groups w/c 18, 25 December and 2 January (3 weeks)


Spring 2024

Tuesday 9 January 2024 – Friday 30 March (11 weeks)

 Easter break: No groups w/c 3 and 10 April (2 weeks)


Summer 2024 (dates to be confirmed)

Summer 1: Tuesday 16 April – Friday 24 May (6 weeks)

Early summer break: No groups w/c 27 May, 3 June, 10 June, 17 June, 24 June

Summer 2: Monday 1 July – Friday 9 August (6 weeks)

Late summer break: No groups w/c 12, 19, 26 August, 2 and 9 September





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