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Jeremy Weate

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Jeremy Weate
Weate in May 2018

Jeremy Weate (born in September 1969 in Wheaton Aston) studied philosophy at the University of Hull, the University of Liège and the University of Warwick, graduating with a PhD in European philosophy from Warwick in 1998. His PhD thesis was Phenomenology and Difference: the Body, Architecture and Race.

Weate is the author of the children's book A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy,[1] which was published by Dorling Kindersley in 1998 and translated into 9 languages.

After completing his PhD, Weate became an international development consultant, focusing on transparency, accountability and good governance in the extractive industries. He has worked in over twenty-five countries across Africa and Asia on projects related to the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative,[2] policy and legal frameworks as well as political economy analyses.

During his time living in Nigeria, Weate worked closely with Dele Olojede to set up NEXT, a pioneering newspaper that aimed to raise standards in Nigerian journalism and challenge vested interests. Weate also co-founded Cassava Republic Press with Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, one of the most influential publishing companies in Africa.[3] He has also written a number of articles about African literature.[4]

After fifteen years as an international development consultant, Weate switched careers and now runs an ibogaine-assisted retreat centre - Tabula Rasa Retreat - in Portugal. He is also Executive Director of the Global Ibogaine Therapy Alliance Archived 25 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Weate was featured in a December 2017 article on ibogaine in The Observer[5] and was one of the organisers of the European Ibogaine Forum in Vienna in 2017.[6]

He is also a keen film-maker, currently working on two projects - one about an abandoned airfield near Wheaton Aston,[7] and the other a documentary about ibogaine - The Ibogaine Stories.[8]


  1. ^ results, search (13 August 1998). A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy. Peter Lawman. London: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd. ISBN 9780751357790.
  2. ^ "Homepage | Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative". eiti.org. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  3. ^ Evans, Diana (1 September 2006). "'What took you so long?'". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Situation is Critical! Bringing African writing back home – By Jeremy Weate - African Arguments". African Arguments. 11 February 2013. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  5. ^ Hannaford, Alex (10 December 2017). "Dying to get clean: is ibogaine the answer to heroin addiction?". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  6. ^ "entheo-science - lets talk about psychedelics". European Ibogaine Forum. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Jeremy Weate". Vimeo. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Home". The Ibogaine Stories-Film. Retrieved 3 June 2018.


  • Jeremy Weate A Young Person's Guide to Philosophy DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), 1998 ISBN 0-7894-3074-6