Philosophy in the City (PinC) Project

Feeling philosophical?



  • Philosophy in the City (PinC) is an award-winning outreach project, run  by student volunteers from the Philosophy department at the University of Sheffield.
  • The project is all about engaging young people of any age or background with philosophy, particularly given that philosophy is not often taught in schools.
  • The volunteers visit schools and colleges to help teach pupils to think about philosophical problems and develop their own ideas. To find out more about the primary, secondary, sixth form and non-school programmes on offer, click here.
  • The Philosophy in the City project is designed to help students in 3 key areas:
    • Critical thinking
    • Valuing education
    • Encouraging higher education for all
  • NB: It’s important to note that the University of Sheffield’s Philosophy Department will consider accepting students for their undergraduate courses, who may not have achieved the required A-level grades (or have A-levels at all) but who have taken part in this programme!


  • Contact the PinC team (see below) for details on applying with your school.


  • There are a number of ways you can get involved, whether you are a student or teacher. The best thing to do is to get in touch with the PinC team by clicking here.

Take a look at the video below to look at the Philosophy in the City programme from the perspective of Florence, a student volunteer: