Resources for school teachers

The materials on this page make the philosophy of the Quartet available to children and young people. Please let us know if you find them useful. We’d love to hear your ideas for any further resources or projects.


Young Poets (5-16)

What do philosophy and poetry have in common? How can poetry and philosophy help us to address climate change and think about the global emergency of COVID-19? These illustrated worksheets explore how philosophical thinking can help us to reflect on the pandemic, climate change, society and friendship.

Mapping the Quartet

Mapping the Quartet

Use the historical maps and podcast to follow in the footsteps of the Quartet. Find Quartet researchers located in your region.



Metaphysical Animals Book Club

Metaphysical Animals Book Club

The Metaphysical Animals Book Club guides you through the chapters of Metaphysical Animals.  Appropriate for GCSE and A-level students and teachers.


The Women in Parenthesis Podcast

Podcast Series

Five series of episodes on the Quartet by Amy Ward. Includng interviews with researchers. Suitable for GCSE and A-level students and teachers.

Philosophy by Postcard

Philosophy by Postcard (all ages)

What would you put on a postcard to a philosopher? Inspired by Iris Murdoch’s love of letter-writing, in 2019, 100 philosophers answered 100 questions from members of the public, many from children. Read the questions, share your own answers, and see what the philosophers said. Perhaps you want to design your own postcard?