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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Why don't we wise up as we get older? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 22/01/2018 14:30
Is the obvious assumption in this question correct?
Consciousness Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Alan 23/01/2018 13:00
A History of History The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Paul B. 23/01/2018 18:30
Alternative Medicine? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Charlie 23/01/2018 19:15
Artificial morality? The Grey Friar (Wetherspoons) Preston Nick 24/01/2018 19:30
Aspects of an artificial morality: how do we hold robots to account ?
Intergenerational justice The George Hotel (Bridport) 24/01/2018 19:30
What is Communication? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 25/01/2018 19:15
Charity Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) Corrie 26/01/2018 14:00
This is Friday Forum
Charity The Friday Forum (Liverpool) Corrie 26/01/2018 14:00
Continuing to meet at Piazza cafe at base of Catholic cathedral.
The Art of Good Living The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Simon Hamilton 29/01/2018 14:30
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 30/01/2018 18:30
Faith? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) David 30/01/2018 19:15
The Great Gatsby Storyhouse Library Bar Laura 04/02/2018 13:00
Chester LIPS (CLIPS)
What did you come here to find? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Edna Killey 05/02/2018 14:30
Ulysses Reading Group Lime Kiln Jim 05/02/2018 18:30
Introductory meeting of a monthly group. We'll be discussing Joyce's Ulysses chapter by chapter over the year. Lime Kiln (Wetherspoons)
How important is solving equality? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 05/02/2018 19:00
What could be more important?
Artificial Intelligence? Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) Martin W 07/02/2018 14:00
Is social media ruining literacy? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 07/02/2018 19:30
Be prepared to spell out your views.
Freedom: an empty concept! The Halfway House (Childwall) Paul D 08/02/2018 19:15
Pierre Bourdieu & Cultural Capital The Greyhound (Ormskirk) Kathy 08/02/2018 19:30
TBA Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) 09/02/2018 14:00
Markets, are they a good thing? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Alan Barton 10/02/2018 11:00
Art and Morality The Philharmonic Group 12/02/2018 18:30
Caravaggio, Larkin, Koestler, Woody Allen, Ezra Pound...does the morality of the artist change our appreciation of the artwork?
Is love essential for life? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 12/02/2018 19:30
TBA Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) 13/02/2018 13:00
To Have or to Be The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 19/02/2018 18:00
Is consumption ruining your well being?
Whats worse an empathy or budget deficit? Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) John Sell 21/02/2018 14:00
Is Truth objective or subjective? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/02/2018 19:15
Objective: that which is independent of human minds. Subjective: that which is dependent on a human mind.
TBA Piazza Cafe Bar (Liverpool) 23/02/2018 14:00
Quartet in Autumn Storyhouse Library Bar Margaret 04/03/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
The rights of disabled people - are they progressing, stalling or regressing? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 05/03/2018 19:00
What is philosophy? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Socrates 07/03/2018 19:30
Consequences of A I. The Halfway House (Childwall) Jubin 08/03/2018 19:15
Short talk on Stoicism The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Eric 14/03/2018 19:30
Members create the best questions to ask.
A Philosopher (TBA) The Blue Bell (Eccles) Maggie 21/03/2018 19:30
Maggie will tell us about a Philosopher of her choice.
Are all animals sentient? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/03/2018 19:15
Why do only 9% of Britons identify as feminists? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/04/2018 19:30
Does that mean that 91% are Masculists?
Will technology stop us evolving? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 09/04/2018 19:00
The conflict between Truth and Being right. The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 11/04/2018 19:30
Can a non-democratic society ever be justified? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/04/2018 19:30
Come and make your mark.
Open discussion The Blue Bell (Eccles) 02/05/2018 19:30
Bring your own topic.
Has the term 'Feminism' lost its meaning? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 09/05/2018 19:30
What social classes exist in the UK now? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 14/05/2018 19:00
What social classes does the UK now have - and are some good and some bad?
Where does Philosophy end and Science begin? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 16/05/2018 19:30
Start your Ph.D here.
Critical reflection and rational dialogue? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 04/06/2018 19:00
What can we do to practise critical reflection and rational dialogue? ...........................(Based on Richard Creel’s Thinking Philosophically).
What is really causing Global Warming? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 06/06/2018 19:30
Will you come dressed in a Parka or a Bikini?
Film Groundhog Day The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 13/06/2018 19:30
Members create best questions to ask
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
Sport: who is it good for? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/07/2018 19:00
How can I bring about big change The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/07/2018 19:30
Leave the Kalishnikov at home, please.
When does belief become brainwashing? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/07/2018 19:30
Bring a Bible and some Brainsoap.
Is love the meaning of life? If not what is? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 06/08/2018 19:00
Debt and Bureaucracy through History The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/09/2018 19:00
David Graeber shows Debt and Bureaucracy grow and then crash repeatedly through History. How long will our present debts and bureaucracies last?
How much does gender/sex matter? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 01/10/2018 19:00
Which wars are just? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 05/11/2018 19:00
1) most important + 2) most enjoyable books. The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/12/2018 19:00
We choose the evenings topic on the night The Exchange (Leicester) Group 02/12/2020 00:00