New Acropolis UK is a registered educational charity and part of an international network of affiliated organisations in more than 60 countries, working in the fields of Philosophy, Culture and Volunteering.

Our purpose is to make widely accessible a holistic philosophical education which can help us to understand and develop ourselves and to work together in order to meet the challenges of our times.

We understand philosophy in its classical sense as philo-sophia – love of wisdom. Wisdom is practical and active rather than purely intellectual. It is knowing how to act, knowing what is 'good' and knowing which ends are worth striving for.

Philosophy


Comparative study and a way of life aligned with our highest values

Culture


Enriching the social environment so all individuals can find the nutrients they need to flourish

Volunteering


To act because it is right and not becasuse it is profitable

Philosophies of East & West

16-week Foundation Course


This 16-week foundation course will introduce you to the major concepts of Eastern and Western Philosophy, exploring their relevance and practical application for daily living.



Upcoming Courses & Events

Online Talk

Thu 19 of November - 7 PM

World Philosophy Day - Philosophy for a VUCA world

Online Talk

Thu 3 of December - 7 PM

Theory of the Imprisoned Soul

Featured Articles

Modern Mythology

Despite their universal existence in all civilizations and all times of history, myths have often been scoffed at and regarded as old wives’ tales. August Comte, the founder of positivism and sociology, relegated myths to the most early and primitive level of intellectual evolution and Lucien L?vy-Bruhl, a French philosopher, associated myth with pre-logical mentality common to the most primitive stages of mankind. This implies that in our day and age, we should have long grown out of this “primitive mentality” and should reject anything that is beyond sense experience and the clear light of reason. So how is it possible, then, that myths still capture our imagination, that elves and... READ MORE

The Inner Gold of the Alchemists

Alchemy seems to be an almost universal science. Not only do we find it in READ MORE

Let's play some Chess

Although I have never been a chess player I have always been fascinated by the READ MORE

Eclecticism, searching for truth beyond fanaticism

“Eclecticism” is the name given to the philosophical READ MORE

The Myth of Unending Progress

The term derives from the Latin “progressus” which means, quite simply, the READ MORE

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FOUNDING CHARTER



FRATERNITY

To promote an ideal of international fraternity, based on respect for human dignity, beyond racial, sexual, cultural, religious, social or other differences.



KNOWLEDGE

To encourage the love of wisdom through the comparative study of philosophies, religions, sciences and arts, in order to promote the knowledge of the human being, the laws of Nature and the Universe.



DEVELOPMENT

To develop the best of the human potential, by promoting the realization of the human being as an individual and his or her integration as an active and conscious part of society and nature, in order to improve the world.

CONTACT US

Address:

19 Compton Terrace,

London, N1 2UN

Telephone:

0207 359 0059

Nearest tube:

Highbury & Islington,

Victoria Line