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Different Class is a group dedicated to thinking critically about society and everyday life. Our discussions are focused on answering a question and we often use a reading to help gather our thoughts. Attendees don't need any special background knowledge to participate and it's fine if you find the text hard to get to grips with - that's part of what the discussion's for!

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  • January 26 · 7:30 PM

    Can humanity make progress?

    23 Members | 4.50

    Watch almost any TED Talk and you'll notice that underlying almost every one is an assumption that humans can and do make life better for each other. The idea that there... Learn more
  • Nov 24, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Are we civilised?

    13 Members | 5.00

    Being civilised - demonstrating one's manners and taste - would seem to be something that anyone who aspires to be successful in any civilisation would at least attempt.... Learn more
  • Oct 27, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Conspicuous Consumption

    12 Members | 5.00

    There was for many years a lager described by advertising as reassuringly expensive. It was a tag line aimed at convincing the public that the higher price of this... Learn more
  • Sep 29, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Is society changing fast?

    14 Members | 5.00

    Jonathan White joins us this month as we address the question, Is society changing fast? The sense that modern life is “speeding-up” in some way has been repeated many... Learn more
  • Aug 25, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Technology and experience

    16 Members | 5.00

    How does our modern experience of art differ from that of previous times and what does technology do to change it?  Walter Benjamin's essay The Work of Art in the Age of... Learn more
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  • Nathan Charlton founded Different Class

    on September 21

 
Founded Sep 21, 2011

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