The end of SYMPA and the new Pathways

According to Wikipedia, 'SYMPA is a Mailing list management (MLM) software. Its name, which is an acronym for Systeme de Multi-Postage Automatique (i.e. Automatic Mailing System), also means "nice" (friendly) in French.'

This is the mailing list that we have been using over the last two decades via the University of Sheffield, UK. Recently, I received a notification that SYMPA has been closed down. The new mailing list system is only available for members of the University.

Although it would be possible to use an alternative method of email list management, the decision has been taken to make the Pathways List blog the primary medium for news about Pathways and the ISFP. If you wish to keep up to date, you can follow the blog by email.

We have some exciting news. Tuition for the six Pathways to Philosophy, published on Amazon in Kindle and paperback, is now available. Tutors are listed on the following page:

Profiles from Maya Levanon, Tony Flood and Martin Jenkins — previously Pathways 'Mentors' — have been posted. Esther Shallan and Bruce Gahir will be joining shortly. In time, the list will grow.

The new arrangements allow tutors to negotiate fees and other matters with their clients independently of Pathways. However, as it states on the page, student feedback is important, and I will keep a watchful eye on this. I am here to respond to any feedback and if students praise or complain I will let the tutor know, and, if necessary, take action.

Personally, I feel that this is the opening of a new chapter in the life of Pathways to Philosophy, and hopefully will be the mainstay of the ISFP for years to come.

DR Geoffrey Klempner.

          RIP. Dr Geoffrey Klempner (1951-2022).           Absolute pleasure to have known and work with you since 2003. ...