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Afternoon BRITISH MUSEUM talk (Enlightenment)+ 6pm ACTIVISM disc. with Xtians!

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).

 

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  • Steve I.

    We raised over £60 for the EAVES human trafficking charity.

    February 28, 2013

    • Adrian

      Do you have a link for them Steve?

      February 28, 2013

  • Kieron

    Sorry that I had to change my rsvp as this was obviously a very popular event, so hopefully another one can be arranged in the future.

    February 25, 2013

  • Derek S.

    Family member taken ill...sorry!!

    Del.

    February 24, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      Hope all ok, Del

      February 24, 2013

    • Kieron

      Me to Del, hope all works out OK

      February 25, 2013

  • Steve I.

    Thanks to everyone for listening so patiently to my talk. Great conversation in the pub afterwards. We raised over £60 for the EAVES charity!

    February 25, 2013

  • Adrian

    Excellent talk by Steve. Enthusiastically delivered and very informative. Plus it was great to retire to the pub with so many who attended. A great afternoon all round. Thanks to all who came and welcome to the first timers :-)

    February 25, 2013

  • Andre

    quality time

    February 24, 2013

  • Guido

    Excellent talk and very nice delivery. Thanks Steve. I will be sure to follow up on some of the points he made earlier

    February 24, 2013

  • Anita

    Excellent talk!

    February 24, 2013

  • Jason

    Many thanks to Steve for an excellent talk and to our hosts for setting it up. It's always great to hear someone that really knows their subject and how to communicate it. First class.

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Talk was lively, informative and very interesting.

    February 24, 2013

  • Georgi L.

    It felt quite privileged to have our own guide, and Steve's enthusiasm was infectious! What a civilised and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, and then continue it at the pub with regulars, and getting to know quite a few newcomers too. A B-I-G thanks to Steve, what a star (with a naughty streak, like all the best people ;-)) ... all proceeds from today have been given over Steve's chosen charity; to help victims of the human traffic trade. Thanks to all who donated so generously.

    February 24, 2013

  • Julie M.

    So sorry to be notifiying late that I won't be able to come along now. Have a job interview and not as prepared as I'd hoped to have been.

    February 24, 2013

    • Georgi L.

      No problem, Julie ...and best of luck! (no fingers crossed though ;-))

      February 24, 2013

  • alastairlichten

    Hope to make it next month, I'm at the Conway Hall talk if anyone else us going

    February 24, 2013

  • Kieron

    Sorry, something has come up so have to reversed my rsvp.

    1 · February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I have to go to poland this weekend. So can't make it.

    February 18, 2013

  • garry b.

    See you in the Museum Tavern Pub beforehand

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Richard F

    Working, and swapping weekends are a nightmare.

    February 13, 2013

  • Jason

    Great. Was slow off the mark for the CLHG presentation. I'll be there. Looking forward to meeting the LAAGers.

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Roger

    Sorry, I have a prior commitment.

    January 11, 2013

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