What we're about

You may have the idea that Stoics are emotionless and unfeeling, following a dusty, out of date ancient philosophy. These are deceptive stereotypes, and our group would like to introduce you to a philosophy that can help you live your best possible life.

At any moment, in any situation, and at any stage of life, Stoicism provides a framework for living well. It reminds people of what is truly important and provides practical strategies to get more of what is valuable. Such is its worth that Stoic philosophy was the original philosophical inspiration for modern cognitive psychotherapy.

Our group is based around the philosophies of ancient and modern Stoicism, and we complement our discussions with modern psychology to examine aspects of everyday life. Our discussions bring together people who enjoy a “real” discussion in a social and fun atmosphere.

Generally, we have a monthly meeting to discuss a specific topic, and we have occasional meetings to discuss the basics of Stoicism. We also have frequent informal meetings, to discuss any aspect of Stoicism or philosophy

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Is Stoicism missing something?

The Waterman

You may think that we are trying to persuade you that Stoicism has all the answers to living life.
In this meeting we would like to share with you our views on why we feel that Stoicism should be complemented with modern knowledge and ideas.
We like to maintain a casual, friendly atmosphere and we will welcome your participation, drinks and food will also be available from the Pub.
We are fortunate to use a separate meeting room at the Waterman Pub, you can get to it by walking through the Pub to the garden at the back.

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The Waterman

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