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.

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 include Art History, History, Religion & Spirituality, Calligraphy, Manuscript Illumination and more.  Guest speakers are also invited, which not only include Doctors and Professors from universities, but also published writers offering workshops in their craft.  2018 sees the initiation of the Phil & Lit Awards, to encourage new writing in literary genre fiction and lucid philosophical essays.  The purpose of the 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