We welcome attendee input into the choice of topic, please vote here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=14c4H3Qnx1-0TVSl0-C-0NfFc03eWLsdcSpB_mGYrLzA
The idea with this Discussion Group programme is to encourage and support those who wish to explore current affairs issues face-to-face (as opposed to on social media or other online bubbles) with other open-minded and curious people. We will not look to ‘solve’ every question, nor to persuade others. Rather, we will exchange and evaluate sources of news and commentary, learn and develop critical thinking skills, and improve our understanding of the current history and context behind the topics. To the extent that we touch on political divides, it is with the hope of transcending them, using humanist principles of morality and compassion, as well as sceptical reasoning.
Often we cannot match our monthly talk topics to coincide with issues in the public spotlight at any given time. The Discussion Groups are there to fill that gap.
No preparation is required for attendees, but neither is it discouraged. The organiser (who is of course also there to learn) will facilitate and order the discussion according to a rough plan intended to cover the major relevant themes, provoking thought using Socratic questioning. After each meeting there will be a summary of the discussion uploaded here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Ys2DrWYcBseg0uI95GzeIx-s_22wrb-P
Since this is a new programme of events for CLHG, we are eager to hear your feedback and suggestions on how to improve the subsequent meetings.
Attendance cost £3 per person.
We encourage dialogue, debate, and sharing of information, but ask people to keep their comments cordial. Any individual’s views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the group at large.
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