Welcome to Wombat Education

Peter Christian Vardy

Is a British philosopher and theologian (born July 1945). The author or co-author of 18 books about religion and ethics, he was vice-principal of Heythrop College, a Jesuit college in London from 1999 to 2011. He is known for the religious studies conferences he runs in schools in the UK and previously in Australia.

There will be no more conferences for Dr Peter Vardy in Australia following the pandemic. If this situation changes, it will be announced on this website.

The Philosopher’s Daughters is illustrated by Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok

The Philosopher’s Daughters

Peter Vardy has an interesting new book which has just been published in the UK by DLT and is available through Wombat Education for $20 + postage. It is called The Philosopher’s Daughters. If you buy a school set I can provide FREE any of the books listed on the following page.

If you would like further information, please refer to https://thephilosophersdaughters.com

Synopsis  Why care for the weak and vulnerable if survival is all that matters? Why are people so concerned with fashions and the labels on clothes? Isn’t religion just a matter of being conditioned by your parents? How do we explain the Big Bang? What is love?

Philosopher and theologian Dr. Peter Vardy has collected 54 of the best questions about life asked by his young daughters Petra and Thora, attempted to answer them himself and gathered additional answers from leading figures in a variety of fields from across the world.

“There is nothing as disarming and refreshing as a couple of young people getting together and asking the big questions about life and the search for meaning. It’s pleasing and rewarding when big minds with lots of experience have the humility to answer these questions in an accessible way. That’s the surprising delight of The Philosopher’s  Daughters.” Fr. Frank Brennan SJ, Rector Newman College, University of Melbourne

About Wombat Education

Before the pandemic, Wendy Rowe traded as Wombat Education and organised student and teacher conferences for Dr. Peter Vardy from her home in rural New South Wales since 2007. Previously, she lived and worked in France, in the financial world.

The aim of Wombat Education was to help schools and teachers improve the standard of their offering in the broad areas of Philosophy, Ethics and Religious and Values Education.  Wombat events stood for academic rigour and aimed to show the relevance and importance of these areas for education and for
society as a whole.

Sadly, since the pandemic, it is virtually impossible to organize this type of conference at the present

Contact Wendy Rowe via email – mail@wombateducation.com