Beyond the University, many other philosophical events take place around the North East:
Newcastle Philosophy Society (http://newphilsoc.org.uk/wpress/) and the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle (http://www.litandphil.org.uk/), together with the Philosophical Society of England (largely organised in Northumberland) are para-academic institutions and may be investigated with profit.
Local publisher Bigg Books (www.biggbooks.co.uk) and the Newcastle Philosophy Society have joined forces with Blackwell’s Bookshop to initiate a series of talks and book launches by world-renowned philosophers alongside emerging local ones. The goal of these sessions is to promote innovative works of popular philosophy encompassing both the academic and engaged, lived approaches to philosophy. All the invited speakers will be dealing with contemporary issues through a philosophical lens in an accessible and exciting way.