Catherine McCall BA(Hons) MA MSc PhD FRSA is a practical philosopher specialising in applying philosophy outside universities. Having pioneered philosophising with young children in the USA in 1984, she introduced Philosophy for Children to the UK, Eire, France, and Spain through a series of International Training Workshops in 1985-86. She was the External Expert to the Government in ‘Values and Character Education’ for the Sate of New Jersey, USA 1985-86.
Catherine was Visiting Professor at: The Sorbonne; The Technical University of Barcelona; The University of South Carolina, USA; The Polish Academy of Sciences; Malta University; The Continuing Education University of Iceland; The University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. President of Stichting SOPHIA: The European Foundation for Doing Philosophy with Children 1996 - 2013
Catherine is also Philosophy Consultant for business, art galleries, hospitals, communities etc. including: IBM; SBC; BBC; The Transmissions Gallery; Corton Vale Prison; Grampian Health Care Trust; Scottish Enterprise; Ayr Hospital, The Lighthouse; Hopscotch films; CalMac; Shell.
Hunger in the UK: the food banks phenomenon
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student