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.


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


To bring out the best in all human beings


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

Tues 4 of October - 7 PM

Philosophies of East & West 18-week Course

Introductory Course

Wed 26 of October - 7 PM

Philosophies of East & West 18-week Course


Tues 27 of September - 7 PM

The Repression of the Sublime


Wed 19 of October - 7 PM

Destiny, Fate and Free Will

Featured Articles

Beethoven: Artist and Hero

As we seek to understand how Beethoven explored the theme of the hero in his music, we immediately discover that, led by his unique star, the composer himself was transmuted into a hero. His own difficult life was a true Forge of Vulcan out of which emerged an extraordinary Universal Man. Even more so, we not only discover the extent to which the life of the genius was heroic due to the dire obstacles he had to overcome, but also that through his own transmutation expressed in his music, the artist-hero leads us in a similar way through an ascending path he himself had to... 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

Why can't we communicate our feelings and thoughts?

One of the many paradoxes in life is that in our age of READ MORE

Eclecticism, searching for truth beyond fanaticism

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

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Founding Charter


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


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.


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


19 Compton Terrace,
London, N1 2UN

Nearest tube:

Highbury & Islington,

Victoria Line