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

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Effects of intelligent life discovered elsewhere The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Robert 23/10/2017 14:30
Austerity Ye Olde Rock Inn (Upper Hulme) Group 23/10/2017 20:00
Making the poor pay for the excesses of the rich
It Started with a Comet The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Paul B. 24/10/2017 00:00
Solitude Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Michael 24/10/2017 13:00
Is there no place for religion today? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 24/10/2017 19:15
AI ethics The George Hotel (Bridport) 25/10/2017 19:30
We will be discussing the questions raised on p116 of Yuval Noah Harari's Homo Deus.
Is there a universal good/bad? The Halfway House (Childwall) Jubin 26/10/2017 19:15
Originality? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Paul 30/10/2017 14:30
The Chartist Riots in Burslem, 1842. The Blue Mugge (Leek) Group 30/10/2017 19:45
(The Leopard Inn, Lecture and Big Screen Presentation, August 2017)
Open Forum The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 31/10/2017 00:00
The Reformation Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) David 31/10/2017 19:15
Needs v Desires Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) Open forum 01/11/2017 14:00
Are we morally obliged to obey the law? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 01/11/2017 19:00
In a world of machines where do people fit in? The Windmill (Southport) Steve 01/11/2017 19:00
What limits to software teaching, diagnosing, advising .. ?
Is Civil Disobedience justifiable in a democracy? The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 01/11/2017 19:30
As broad a topic as you care to make it.
Bolshevik Revolution at 100 The Park Tavern (Macclesfield) Group 01/11/2017 19:30
Bolshevik Revolution at 100 - Any lasting significance?
Driverless cars, Ethics and Algorithms The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Dr Fiona Woolard 06/11/2017 02:30
A UNIVERSITY VISIT - 19 Abercromby Square, School of the Arts Library, First Floor 3 - 5pm
Truth - how can we get to it? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Group 06/11/2017 19:00
Hannah Arendt & Totalitarianism XL11 Cafe Bar (Ramsbottom) Chris 06/11/2017 19:30
A Culture very different to our own. Ye Olde Rock Inn (Upper Hulme) Group 06/11/2017 20:00
Is it insane to ignore mental illness? Borough Arms Hotel (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Open forum 08/11/2017 19:30
Syncronicity? The Halfway House (Childwall) Frances 09/11/2017 19:15
Subjectivity (Relativism) and Truth! The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Open forum 11/11/2017 11:00
Arcadia Harkers (Chester) Claire 12/11/2017 16:00
CLIPS (Chester Literature in Pubs). First Anniversary meeting - Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.
Does Universal Good and Bad Exist? The Belvedere Arms (Liverpool) Zhubin 13/11/2017 19:00
Relativism? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Russell 13/11/2017 19:30
Artificial Intelligence? The Blue Mugge (Leek) Group 13/11/2017 19:45
(AI) – a UK public consultation (RWF)
Universal Basic Income Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Siobhan 14/11/2017 13:00
Originality, creativity and imagination? Rose and Crown (Bebington Village) Paul Doran 15/11/2017 14:00
Will technology stop us evolving? The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 15/11/2017 19:30
Would that be a bad thing?
Man into Machine The Park Tavern (Macclesfield) Group 15/11/2017 19:30
Revolution or Reform what is the choice The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 20/11/2017 19:00
The first female poet laureate Ye Olde Rock Inn (Upper Hulme) Group 20/11/2017 20:00
Carol Ann Duffy
The Illusion of Certainty! The Halfway House (Childwall) Irene 23/11/2017 19:15
Visit to Tate (Albert Dock) Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) The group 28/11/2017 13:00
The Fable of The Bees The Park Tavern (Macclesfield) Group 29/11/2017 19:30
Bernard de Mandeville's The Fable of The Bees
Should we optimists or pessimists about life? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Group 04/12/2017 19:00
Trident: essential defence or waste of money? Ye Olde Rock Inn (Upper Hulme) Group 04/12/2017 20:00
What principles should guide space exploration? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 06/12/2017 19:00
What is the purpose of Education? The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 06/12/2017 19:30
Pay attention at the back!
Happy Christmas? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Group 09/12/2017 11:00
What's the real message?...........Christmas: ritual/tradition. Xmas: commerce/consumerism
TBA The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Phil 11/12/2017 19:30
Has Christmas past its sell-by date? Borough Arms Hotel (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Open forum 13/12/2017 19:30
Thoughts on Christmas The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 14/12/2017 19:15
PIP's Christmas Party The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Merseyside committee 15/12/2017 19:00
Was scrooge right? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 18/12/2017 19:00
Recycling: can we stop being drowned in plastic Ye Olde Rock Inn (Upper Hulme) Group 18/12/2017 20:00
Recycling: can we stop being drowned in plastic bottles
Open Forum The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 20/12/2017 19:30
Forum? Or agin 'em? Bring your ideas.
Are Nation States a good thing? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 03/01/2018 19:00
Does Gender matter? The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 03/01/2018 19:30
Vive la WHAT!?
Censorship? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Estelle B 08/01/2018 19:30
Markets, are they a good thing? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Alan Barton 13/01/2018 11:00
Is it OK to suspend human rights for the greater good? The Blind Pig (Monton, Eccles) 17/01/2018 19:30
What is the 'Greater Good'?