The school began in London in 1936 when a small group of people came together to study economics, seeking an understanding of the universal laws which govern the relations between people in society. They hoped to discover principles which would help to eliminate the social ills prevailing at that time. In this climate of social and economic uncertainty, a school was established on the firm premise that truth and justice exist, and so could be discovered, and having been discovered, could be practised and taught.

The discovery, practice and teaching proceeded hand in hand, until in the early 1950s it became obvious that the key to the understanding of people in society was the study of mankind. Thus began the first courses in philosophy. The school’s approach to the study of philosophy has been practical from the beginning, and proceeded on the principles that what is learnt is for the benefit of others, and that the teacher never ceases being a student. The result is inner peace, contentment and lasting happiness.

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