UPDATE 20/2: There is a talk on scientology at Conway hall, 11:00-12:30, ten mins walk to British museum...details on separate events board below this one. PLUS, Christians at St John's wood Baptist church have invited us at 18:30 for discussions every Sunday...we will not be going as a LAAG event but those that wish to go by themselves can obviously do so.
Our regular social on the last Sunday of the month, a chance to let loose, have a chat and a laugh with friends without any set agenda. This month, we're immensely grateful that LAAG/CLHG member Steve Isle has kindly offered to give us a talk at the British Museum where he works. "How our world view was changed by the Enlightenment".
As space is limited, please be courteous to others and ONLY PUT YOURSELVES DOWN IF YOU CAN COME, thank you. Things can come up at the last minute, no worries then of course, but Steve is giving up his time and this same event is already fully booked out with a long waiting list on the CLHG site so let's not be wasteful if it can be helped :-)
Steve is a retired Head of History, having taught History for 30 years. He studied History and Philosophy and his M Phil was concerned with Philosophy of Mind. He is currently researching changing ideas of the self in the Enlightenment.
The talk will last 45 minutes and will be limited to 30 people due to limited space in the Museum.
Please meet in the Enlightenment Gallery of the Museum for the talk, by 13:45 for the talk to start promptly at 14:00.
Some people may wish to meet in the Museum Tavern Pub across the road from the Museum beforehand and there is every chance we will retire there too post Steve's talk, where I am sure he will be happy to chat and receive pints of beer.
There is no charge for the talk but as a thank you to Steve we will be taking donations on the day to Steve's chosen charity.
Thanks also to Clive Aruede for suggesting the topic, and I think many of us will share that interest. Just as the printing press helped enable the Enlightenment, the Internet is arguably bringing about the second phase of the Enlightenment...?
Following fairly negative feedback, we will not be going to St. John's Baptist Church, st johns wood Road , for a discussion with Christians as a LAAG event, but if you wish to go yourself: More details can be found here (please RSVP for this event separately).