On Being female or male

There is no short supply of opinions, theories and ideas about this subject.

In the spirit of Plato's dialectic, which was loved by neoplatonists Plotinus and Hypatia also, let's see if we can tease out some of the fundamental and practical truths that underlie all of these.

Please note that if the tearoom remains closed, we will arrange an alternative venue, probably the bowling pavilion again.

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  • Michael R.

    Scary as the presenter but very interesting discussion from the participants.

    1 · March 4

  • Ruth H.

    Michael,
    Sorry my daughter and I couldn't make it today. I did try to get online but I see now from the above, just why I couldn't get on!
    I agree with Brenda that the tearoom is not suitable, it's far too noisy. What about the meeting rooms in the library in town? Don't know if they are free, but I can enquire.

    March 1

    • Michael R.

      Hi Ruth. Sorry you couldn't make it. It was a bit full but the result was that there was no room for any other customers so no noise. A bit of a scary subject but a thorough exploration thanks to some quite challenging questions as you can imagine. Thank you for offering to enquire about the library but the consensus seems to be to stay with the Tearoom. See you soon, Michael

      March 2

  • Kate S.

    Thank you Michael great meetup, very thought provoking and looking forward to next meeting.

    1 · March 1

    • Michael R.

      Glad you enjoyed it. The subject was quite a challenge but all the better for it. See you soon. Michael

      March 2

  • BRENDA M.

    Was sorry that something prevented my attendance today; was interested in hearing if the subject matter has changed since the increase of homosexuality; the gender differences now so often indistinguishable as personalities.

    March 1

    • Michael R.

      Sorry you couldn't make it yesterday, it was quite challenging and all the better for that. Homosexuality did come up and a lot besides. The consensus about the venue is to stay with the tearoom because it is free and the cakes and coffee. See you soon. Michael

      March 2

  • Kit

    Sorry I am unable to make it today

    March 1

  • BRENDA M.

    I, personally, would be delighed to contribute to such a quiet place as Pavilion. Two acquaintances of mine are very keen to start attendance; Sheila and Kate. They cannot attend this Saturday though.

    February 25

    • Malcolm P.

      Not having been to either place, I will withhold judgment. If the train is rowdy, or even noisy, I would be happy to pay a small fee to use the pavilion. Alternatively, pubs and clubs often allow use of a room free of charge if the group buys refreshments. Of course you would not be able to retain the title in that case.

      February 28

    • Malcolm P.

      Tearoom not train! Using Swype is quick, but I should learn to read carefully before sending.

      February 28

  • Malcolm P.

    15 philosophers are going but only 14 are listed. Who is the secret philosopher? By the way, I would hesitate to call myself a philosopher as I have only just begun to dabble in the subject.

    February 28

  • Michael R.

    Hi Brenda,

    An interesting thought. We would have to start charging folk to cover the hire fee.

    Let's see if anyone else posts on this.

    Warm regards,

    Michael

    February 25

  • BRENDA M.

    I know the Buttercross is cosy but I much prefer the bowling pavilion and could concentrate so much easier; I met one of your members socially recently and she is keen to return to the group if held in a quieter place.

    February 25

  • Malcolm P.

    I would love to get to one of these sessions but have been thwarted by circumstances so far. I hope that nothing will prevent me joining you this time.

    February 13

    • Michael R.

      I look forward to seeing you there.

      1 · February 14

    • Malcolm P.

      Sorry about the repeats. The meetup system did not react to my input the way I expected

      February 14

  • Malcolm P.

    I would love to get to one of these sessions but have been thwarted by circumstances so far. I hope that nothing will prevent me joining you this time.

    February 13

  • Malcolm P.

    I would love to get to one of these sessions but have been thwarted by circumstances so far. I hope that nothing will prevent me joining you this time.

    February 13

  • Malcolm P.

    I would love to get to one of these sessions but have been thwarted by circumstances so far. I hope that nothing will prevent me joining you this time.

    February 13

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