What is OPEN Scotland?

OPEN Scotland is a community of people interested in doing and teaching philosophy outside of the university – in schools, in cafes, in pubs, prisons, arts centres, community organisations, and at public events across Scotland. OPEN stands for Online Philosophy and Education Network. A network OPEN for all! Sign up to our mailing list.

Who are we?

The members of OPEN Scotland come from all over Scotland and beyond. Our members include teachers, students, parents, academics from across disciplines including philosophy, psychology, and education, public philosophers, education specialists, and many others. The one thing that unites our members is an interest in exploring, discussing, and promoting the value of philosophy in the classroom and the wider world.

The OPEN Scotland Team help to connect members of the network through open-scotland.com.

Meet the team and find out who to contact here.

What do we do?

OPEN-Scotland.com provides an online gathering place for coordinating and communicating events of interest to the network, sharing resources, ideas and experiences of teaching philosophy in schools and doing philosophy outside of the university. The network puts members in touch with one another, allowing them to share events, activities, academic outreach work, and research. Members of OPEN Scotland also meet ‘offline’ to do all of the above and more!

If you want to know what events and projects are taking place in Scotland to promote philosophy in schools and outside of the university, or are interested in learning more about philosophy in schools, public philosophy, or the philosophy of education, this is the place to be.

Sign up to our mailing list or get in touch to find out more.