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

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Love... The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Edna Killey 26/03/2018 14:30
The Art of Loving (Eric Fromm)
Introduction to Spinoza (10 wk free course) The Caledonia (upstairs) Sean Owens 26/03/2018 19:00
86/80/74/75 Bus Routes stop close to the pub on Catharine Street and Myrtle Street. Parking on street and free after 6pm.
Consciousness. Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Alan 27/03/2018 13:00
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 27/03/2018 18:30
The limits of free speech? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Charlie C 27/03/2018 19:15
Transgender people and Feminism The George Hotel (Bridport) 28/03/2018 19:30
Spirituality: what is it? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 02/04/2018 14:30
Ulysses Reading Group Lime Kiln Jim 02/04/2018 18:30
Continuing with episodes 3 and 4, Proteus and Calypso.
Dreams (Descartes) Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Paul Kyp 03/04/2018 19:00
Democracy: Does it work anymore? The Wellington (Bebington Village) Martin 04/04/2018 14:00
T B A The Melting Pot (Redruth) 04/04/2018 17:00
Virtual reality The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 04/04/2018 19:00
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?
PIP's Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) National Coordination Committee 06/04/2018 16:00
PIP's Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) NCC 07/04/2018 09:00
PIP's Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) N C C 08/04/2018 09:00
The Bridesmaid by Ruth Rendell Storyhouse Library Bar Claire 08/04/2018 13:00
Madness + Social Pathology The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Dr Lorna Finlayson (Uni of Exeter) 09/04/2018 14:30
Talk of a ‘mad world’ is common in everyday discourse – but it has rarely been taken seriously by philosophers. In beginning to remedy this, I take my inspiration from outside of the discipline: the work of ‘radical psychiatrist’ R. D. Laing.
Alienation Lime Kiln Jim 09/04/2018 18:30
PIPS at Lime Kiln 'Spoons, Concert Square.
Will technology stop us evolving? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 09/04/2018 19:00
T B A The Jug and Bottle (Heswell) The group 10/04/2018 19:00
Anonymity.... Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Michael 10/04/2018 19:00
The conflict between Truth and Being right. The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 11/04/2018 19:30
How free can free speech be? The Halfway House (Childwall) Greg 12/04/2018 19:15
Freedom? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Nicholas 14/04/2018 11:00
Half a Life (Naipul) The Railway Pub (LIPS) Group 16/04/2018 18:30
Literature in Pubs
Utopia- is it impossible? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 16/04/2018 19:00
Is it ever better not to be? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Paul D 17/04/2018 19:15
ANTINATALISM and the problem of coming into existence.
Can a non-democratic society ever be justified? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/04/2018 19:30
Come and make your mark.
Marx Study Group Jack Jones House Paul B Smith + John Holliday 19/04/2018 18:00
Merseyside Committee Meeting PIP's Desk (Nerve office) Committee 20/04/2018 18:00
Land Ethics The George Hotel (Bridport) 25/04/2018 19:30
Language? The Halfway House (Childwall) Edna Killey 26/04/2018 19:15
Is punching 'someone with extreme views' in the face ever justified? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 02/05/2018 19:00
Open discussion The Blue Bell (Eccles) 02/05/2018 19:30
Bring your own topic.
The Sound and the Fury Storyhouse Library Bar John 06/05/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
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.
What is the role of logic in philosophy? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 21/05/2018 19:00
TBA The George Hotel (Bridport) 23/05/2018 19:30
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?
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conferencecommittee 08/06/2018 16:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 09/06/2018 09:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 10/06/2018 09:00
Film Groundhog Day The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 13/06/2018 19:30
Members create best questions to ask
What does it mean to be human? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 18/06/2018 19:00
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
TBA The George Hotel (Bridport) 27/06/2018 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