Peter Worley

About the speaker: Peter Worley BA MA FRSA is a philosopher, author and educator. Peter is co-founder and CEO of award winning educational charity The Philosophy Foundation and President of SOPHIA, the European Foundation for the Advancement of Doing Philosophy with Children. He is the author of five books, all practical guides to doing philosophy in the classroom.

Peter developed the method of Philosophical Enquiry that is at the heart of The Philosophy Foundation’s work, as captured in his first book The If Machine: Philosophical Enquiry in the Classroom. His second and third books, The If Odyssey and The Philosophy Shop were both shortlisted for Educational Book of the Year, 2013, and The Philosophy Shop won this prize, as well as Best Anthology Prize 2012, and Best Philosophy Book 2012. In 2014 his fifth book Once Upon an If: The Storythinking Handbook was released and was shortlisted for Educational Book of the Year. As CEO he represents the charity worldwide, trains philosophy graduates and classroom teachers, whilst leading TPF in its mission to transform thinking in education.

Peter is resident philosopher at 4 state primary schools in Lewisham, visiting philosopher at Wellington College and Eagle House School, and is a visiting research associate at Kings College London’s Philosophy Department. He has delivered training for philosophy departments across the UK, including Edinburgh, Warwick, Oxford Brookes and Birmingham Universities.