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

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

Past Event

Introductory Course

Wed 9 of March - 7 PM

Philosophies of East & West 16-week Course

Past Event

Talk

Thurs 3 of March - 7 PM

Victor Frankl on our Search for Meaning

Featured Articles

The Inner Gold of the Alchemists

Alchemy seems to be an almost universal science. Not only do we find it in Medieval Europe, but also in China and India, amongst other places. This is perhaps because it is not just a primitive forerunner of modern chemistry, but a sacred science in its own right, which was studied wherever esoteric knowledge has appeared.The first thing I would like to do is to sweep aside the false image of the bumbling medieval alchemist who tried vainly to turn lead into gold, as a way of getting rich. If there was not some substance behind alchemy, surely people would not have been so universally foolish as to spend the... READ MORE

Modern Mythology

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

Let's play some Chess

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

Victor Schauberger and the Living Energies of Water

Victor Schauberger was an Austrian forester of the early 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