Our next meeting will be at Bhavani's on Friday 21st March.
Last month we had a really successful meeting at Diana's house where Alex Gath gave a talk about randomness in the brain/body and how it relates to everything from fighting disease to winning prizes in game shows.
Damian and myself are currently trying to get a schedule together for the next few months and are looking for speakers. So if you have a topic that you'd like to talk about and which is of at least some philosophical relevance, then please let us know.
As we're waiting for new speakers to come forward, I will be giving the talk at the next meeting, which will be about the Viennese psychologist Victor Frankl, author of "Man's Search for Meaning". His approach, known as Logotherapy, has its roots in existentialism and emphasises that we can find meaning and purpose in any situation, however awful, degrading or hopeless; and that in doing so, we can make most predicaments bearable.
Click here for an interview with Victor Frankl which gives a powerful introduction to Logotherapy.
Bhavani's address is as above.
Parking is no problem at this location. If, like myself, you are coming from London by public transport, there are two ways to get there. One is by train to Purley or Purley Oaks Station. By bus, recommended routes are 50, 60, 166, 407 (from West Croydon) and 466 (from East Croydon). All serve Park Street and points South. They stop at the Royal Oak Centre, which is the big triangular roundabout at the end of Riddlesdown Road (see map) and take about 15 minutes. Note that they stop at Katherine Street only in the other direction. If you leave very late, you may find the N68 useful going back
Tea coffee, milk, sugar etc. are provided. If you want to bring along any nibbles to share, this is always appreciated. Please take my number down -[masked] - so that you can call me if you get lost or if you have any other query.
Look forward to seeing you there.