Evening & Weekend Courses in Philosophy & Psychoanalysis
Welcome to Surrey Philosophy & Psychoanalysis (SPP), an independent adult education association in the county of Surrey offering non-degree courses in philosophy and psychoanalysis. Our courses take one of two forms: six-week courses introducing students to a particular discipline or a specific philosopher or psychoanalyst; and one-day courses focusing on a particular idea. Whatever the length of the course, one of the guiding principles of SPP is that no prior student knowledge of the discipline is assumed.
Surrey Philosophy & Psychoanalysis courses are run by a group of highly qualified tutors. We are located in Surbiton and Kingston, and thus easily accessed from any part of Surrey, as well as central and southwest London. Meetings that are part of a six-week course last for two hours, with a tea and coffee break midway. One-day courses last six hours with one break in the morning, and a lunch break in the afternoon. We aim to provide classes of the highest quality in a learning environment that is friendly, warm, and inspiring.
High Quality Teaching
All of our courses are taught by tutors with many years teaching experience. The typical teaching approach is to combine presentations with friendly discussions. It is also worth mentioning that all ideas, no matter how complex, will be presented in plain language. The most important skill you can bring to the course is a willingness to engage with the ideas. Though you will not be required to do any work outside the meetings, you will be provided with handouts and recommended reading lists that should provide you with everything you need to study further on your own.
Continuing Professional Development
At the end of every course you will be presented with an attendance certificate. If you are a counsellor or psychotherapist or a health practitioner, you may be interested to know that some of our courses – especially our psychoanalytic courses – will be relevant to your work, and our attendance certificate can be counted as evidence of continuing professional development (CPD).
Find Out More
We warmly invite you to explore our courses, described on pages two and five of the SPP website. At present we are preparing our courses for the summer session, which runs from May to July. You will find these courses on page two of the SPP website. But we are also discussing possible courses for the autumn session, which runs from September to November. Courses that are likely to run in the autumn session are described on page five of the SPP website. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to contact George Berguno, the SPP coordinator, by email or phone. We look forward to hearing from you!