Philosophy in Pubs (PIPs) is a grass roots community organisation promoting and practising community philosophy in the UK and worldwide. Anyone can attend and anyone can propose a topic for discussion. A visit to a PIPs enquiry costs nothing more than the price of a drink and a small voluntary donation. Respect for others and their opinions are a fundamental requirement of the group, as it encourages people to put forward their views without fear of ridicule or intimidation. No academic or philosophical background is necessary, only a passion for enquiry. Just turn up and enjoy.
Discussions are generally held in Oxford on the second Tuesday and fourth Wednesday of every month at 8pm in the Jam Factory. If anyone wishes to organise further sessions outside of this may us this site to organise other sessions, but please bear in mind the above principles if you are using the PIPs brand. If anyone else wants to add other events to this site (talks, films, courses etc.) please feel free to do so, but please make it clear that this is not an official PIPs event.
We normally get an attendance of somewhere between 20 and 30 people, splitting up into groups of around six for the conversation. After a short introduction, the groups talk for an hour until around 9pm, when we take a short break before shuffling the groups up for another hour of conversation, rounding up with a full group summary shortly after 10.