This is one of our working spaces at our Hexham premises. This area is where courses take place, and where members of our library can relax or study.

Important Announcement

In view of the recent developments regarding the coronavirus, we have decided that the most responsible course of action is to cancel all remaining courses and events for the rest of the term. We do offer our apologies for any disappointment this causes, but we must ensure the health and the safety of our tutors and students.

Warm wishes and good health to you all.

The Phil & Lit

Welcome to the website of The Philosophical and Literary Society.  The Phil & Lit, now with teaching rooms in both Carlisle and Hexham, is a refuge of lifelong learning, as well as an independent library with books and journals focusing on Philosophy, Literature and Creative Writing.  Other subjects taught at the Phil & Lit have included Art History, Religious Ethics, Calligraphy, Tai Chi, Music Appreciation, Photography and more.  Guest speakers are also invited, which not only includes Doctors and Professors from universities, but also published writers offering workshops in their craft.  The purpose of the Phil & Lit venture is to rekindle the passion for adult education, and to better understand the human condition through thought-provoking and creative courses.

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The Phil & Lit [Carlisle], Fisher Street Galleries, 18 Fisher Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8RH

The Phil & Lit [Hexham], 7 Hallstile Bank, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3PG