Frequently Asked Questions
What is the School of Economic Science?
The School of Economic Science is an educational charity regulated by the Charity Commission. It was founded in 1937 when it began running courses in economics. In the 1950s courses in philosophy were also introduced. The School has its headquarters in London and many branches in England and Scotland. Affiliated schools have been established in many other countries. For further information visit the School of Economic Science main site.
What is the format of the evening?
The same course material is presented by a different tutor on each weekday evening and Saturday mornings. You can vary your day of attendance from week to week. Presentation is relatively informal and there is always opportunity for discussion. Considerable emphasis is placed on direct observation of economic laws and forces at work. The sessions are divided into two halves with a break for refreshments in the middle.
What do I need to bring with me?
Just an open and enquiring mind. At the end of each evening a handout with a summary of the key points of each session is provided.
Do I need any previous qualifications?
No. The courses are suitable for everyone, regardless of education, occupation, race, political or religious belief.
Will I get a certificate or qualification?
No. These are not academic courses. There are no exams and no formal assessment. They are intended simply to help participants understand more fully the world in which they live.