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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


To bring out the best in all human beings

Volunteering


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

Philosophies of East & West

18-week Foundation Course


This 18-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

Introductory Course

Wed 1 of March - 7 PM

Philosophies of East & West 18-week Course

Short Course

Tues 14, Tues 21, Tues 28 of February - 7 PM

Images and Symbols of Nature

Past Event

Seminar

Sun 22 of January - 11 AM

The Power of Myth

Featured Articles

The Myth of Unending Progress

The term derives from the Latin “progressus” which means, quite simply, the action of going forward. It is a mere illusion of the senses, intoxicated with hope, the supposing that every forward movement is synonymous with improvement, happiness and joy. The arithmetic progression of 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. does not mean that 2 is better than 1. If we humanize the process, it is evident that everything will depend on the quality rather than the number, for only a fool would prefer to be given two beatings instead of one. And equally foolish would be the one who, being able to receive two gifts, prefers one, if the natures of the... READ MORE

Modern Mythology

Despite their universal existence in all civilizations and all times of history, myths have 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

Eclecticism, searching for truth beyond fanaticism

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

Beethoven: Artist and Hero

As we seek to understand how Beethoven explored the theme of the hero in his 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

Nearest tube:

Highbury & Islington,

Victoria Line