Discovery Days: Philosophy

Discovery Days: Philosophy

Our experts will introduce children to how fun answering complicated questions can be, and that it is okay if we don't all agree on the same answers! Activities will encourage children to think hard and discuss big questions like:

  • 'Do fish see the same colours as we do?'
  • 'If everything in the world was upside down, would we still be the right way up?'
  • 'Is it okay to do anything as long as it makes people happy?'.

Our outreach officers will run in school sessions, both before and after the Discovery Day, to introduce the concept of university and help children to think about their futures.

In partnership with the Department of Philosophy.


Is it for you?

    • Year group suitability: TBC
    • Taking place TBC
    • Maximum capacity: TBC
    • Recommended ratio: at least 2 adults for up to 20 pupils. One extra adult for each additional 10 children
    • School staff must be present to supervise children throughout the day

Curriculum links

English, Mathematics, Science, Citizenship, and ​Religious Education

  • Ask questions to improve understanding
  • Participate in discussions ​improving oracy
  • Explain and discuss their understanding
  • Provide reasoned justifications for their views

Thinking critically is a skill also fundamental to ​all subjects, including: 

  • Art and design
  • Design and technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • RE

Further information

We can help fund the cost of visiting the University. Find out more on our travel bursaries page.

For more information, please take a look at our FAQs or email us.