Events & news

There are currently no events scheduled, other than the ongoing philosophy courses.

Going back to school to learn how to find peace

612 ABC interviews the Head of School, Mr Howard, to learn all about the School.


Meditation challenge

Do you like the idea of meditation, but aren’t sure how to get started?

Join the teams from Life Matters and ABC Health and Wellbeing as they take a Meditation Challenge and try to bring some inner calm to our frantic lives (especially as the year draws to a close). We know meditation can help you feel less stressed, boost your concentration and improve your sense of wellbeing, but to get the benefits you need to do it regularly.

Their website has fantastic resources about meditation.

Hugh Jackman talks about the School of Philosophy

‘The word philosophy sounds high-minded, but it simply means the love of wisdom. If you love something, you don’t just read about it; you hug it, you mess with it, you play with it, you argue with it.’

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Public Lecture Series

Mr Shane Mulhall was the leader of the school of Practical Philosophy in Ireland for 35 years until 2016. To celebrate the life of Shane Mulhall (b 1950 d 2016), you are invited to download the below lectures that captures his spirit, enthusiasm and wisdom. A small donation ($10) to help cover the cost of the lecture series would be appreciated, and can be made at the enrolments desk on any group night or via direct debit.

Philosophy and the Purpose of Your Life – What is the real purpose of yours?’ DOWNLOAD

‘Philosophy and Marriage’ DOWNLOAD

Philosophy and Unconditional Love – Is there anybody out there who can meet my particular requirements?’  (currently unavailable)

‘Philosophy and Parenting’ DOWNLOAD

The late, Shane Mulhall was the head of the School of Philosophy & Economic Science in Ireland for 35 years. The school primarily presents philosophy courses to over 1500 students on a weekly basis throughout Ireland.  He wrote two courses on parenting which have been attended by over 3500 people. Throughout his life, he has also lectured extensively in Ireland, UK, US, Australia, New Zealand, Hungary, Israel, Trinidad, Canada and South Africa on a variety of topics including parenting, love, desire, happiness, reason, careers, decision making, fear, freedom, compassion, success, communication, ambition, family, marriage, grief, leadership, patience, true service, ethics, relationships, purpose of your life, spiritual endeavour, responsibility, caring for yourself, the end of suffering, realising your potential and stress.