Philosophy Slam

Philosophy Slam

This is philosophy but not as you know it. Throw yourself into a free flowing evening of improvisation where two leading philosophers will riff on whatever you want to ask about, from anteaters to zabaglione, Kim Kardashian to the colour yellow.

Sometimes deadly serious, usually very funny, this evening is your chance to steer a unique course through the history of ideas. TSOL faculty members and professional philosophers Mark Vernon and Robert Rowland Smith will bring you unexpected discoveries from philosophy, psychology, literature and art that might just answer what you always wanted to know.

Look out for future dates and come back again. The Philosophy Slam is never the same twice.


In our classroom on Marchmont Street, leading writers, economists, historians, philosophers, psychologists, artists and other thinkers offer provocation, inspiration and consolation in the form of advice for living better.

Each special event is limited to 32 participants, allowing for intimate engagement with the great ideas of our time. Speakers for this strand have been invited by The School of Life to present their own material. Session formats will vary depending on the subject.




The School of Life
70 Marchmont Street

Concessions: we offer a 10% standard ticket price reduction on events under £50 for Students with valid ID, over-65's, un-waged and people with disabilities. To claim your discount please click here. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility on arrival at event.

Become a Friend: by becoming a Friend, you’ll enjoy a free Class from the Core Curriculum and access a host of exclusive events, from Conversation Cocktails to Philosophy Breakfasts. To find out more, visit our Membership page.

No dates are currently available for this event but sign up to our newsletter for news of upcoming events.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 10 days before the event.


School of Life Business to Business services