The Paisley Philosophical Institution, founded in 1808, has played a long and significant role in the cultural and educational development of the town of Paisley.
The main function of Institution, the PPI, is to provide lecturers, speakers and other resources to develop the knowledge and experience of the membership and to encourage and promote participation.
The talks, held in the University of the West of Scotland from September to March, cover a wide range of topics to appeal to a wide range of interests and age groups.
The talks are always interesting and stimulating at a general level and often very entertaining. You do not need a PhD to enjoy a pleasant and rewarding evening out in line with Petrarch’s definition of Philosophy as “the study of the art of happiness and living well”.