PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) Weekend

The Debate Chamber PPE Weekend offers students the chance to take part in lectures, seminars, activities and debates covering all three disciplines of this popular and competitive degree course. This two-day course will appeal to bright students who enjoy the discussion of challenging issues.

Topics for discussion include ‘Can we know anything by reasoning alone?’, ‘What can game theory tell us about economic decision-making?’ and ‘How can we balance the need for security with demands for freedom of speech, privacy and the right to express religious identity?’

Each session will take the form of a seminar-style class, typically made up of 14 students, with lots of discussion and debate as well as time spent exploring texts and analysing some classic responses to these challenging questions. The conversation will be guided by one of our engaging and knowledgeable tutors, but as far as possible learning will be student-led and reflective of the interests of the group.

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for university, and should give students a real sense of whether or not the subject under discussion is likely to interest them in terms of undergraduate study.

‘Before the PPE weekend I had very limited knowledge on the subjects but through this course I have become aware of what each subject consists and how important it all is to our society and the world. I my opinion it is highly recommended for anyone, whether you have very little knowledge and want to find out more or even if you are already studying the subjects but want to know even more.’

‘This course is extremely good fun and it really helped me make my A-level decisions. All the teachers are interesting as well as being very informative. I can guarantee that you will love it!’

‘The tutors were friendly and engaging, offering an introduction to those who hadn’t studied their subjects and a continuation to those who had. I met many people in the same position as me, wanting to test the waters before applying or deciding to apply. Several said afterwards that they had decided on PPE because of the course. Well worth it!’

‘I met a lot of nice people and gained a more knowledge about subjects that I would otherwise have not known about. This weekend was definitely worthwhile, and I am very keen to do a Debate Chamber summer school, perhaps in Philosophy. I really recommend it.’

Practical Details

The PPE Weekend is open to students aged 15 – 18, and will take place on 24th – 25th February.

The venue for this course is the University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London – you can see more venue and travel details here.

The cost of the PPE Weekend is £195 per student. Please note that accommodation is not included, and must be arranged independently if required.

Partial fees bursaries are available for students who would otherwise face financial barriers to attending the course – please see here for details.

To book a place or places at the PPE Weekend, or if you have any further questions, simply call on 0845 519 4827, email info@debatechamber.com, or book online.