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New Acropolis UK is a registered educational charity and part of an international network of affiliated organisations in more than 50 countries, working in the fields of Philosophy, Culture and Volunteering.

Our purpose is to provide a holistic philosophical education which can help human beings to understand and develop themselves and encourage people 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 5 of March - 7 PM

Philosophies of East & West 18-week Course

Past Event


Sat 24 of February - 10:45 AM

Seminar: The Power of Myth

Past Event


Sat 27 of January - 11 AM

Mind - Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

Featured Articles

Eclecticism, searching for truth beyond fanaticism

“Eclecticism” is the name given to the philosophical position which, without objecting to anything a priori, analyzes and considers things, compares and relates them in search of the best of them all, with a view to finally selecting the one that is most qualified as worthy of acceptance. But this clear and concise definition, squarely facing the truth, is often forgotten in the common use of the term and the superficial interpretation of the concept. Thus, an "eclectic attitude" is usually understood as typical of pusillanimous and indecisive people, those one-eyed souls who see things but are unable to perceive them in depth and perspective. For them, "eclecticism" is about dialectical complexity... READ MORE

Let's play some Chess

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

Modern Mythology

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

The Myth of Unending Progress

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

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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


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London, N1 2UN

Nearest tube:

Highbury & Islington,

Victoria Line