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  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Hope to continue attending 

    Amanda B. on Jun 30, 2016.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     OK 

    Elizabeth S. on Nov 24, 2015.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     As usual ; a very casual way to face important issues 

    Nelson on Nov 5, 2015.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Very friendly people 

    ROSANNA C on Jul 22, 2015.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great idea- will come again for sure. 

    Gaye G. on May 22, 2015.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I really enjoyed my first time. It was stimulating and interesting. 

    Linda on Oct 26, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great bunch of people! Really interesting diverse group that made for a thought provoking discussion. Thank you! 

    Kate on Oct 22, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Convivial and well conducted 

    di on Sep 24, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Step back and discuss topics with people of diverse backgrounds. 

    DaC on Aug 28, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Good 

    rodrigo on Aug 28, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Awesome! 

    Vlad on Aug 28, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     What a fascinating and enlightening experience. Thank you so much. I will definitely be back!!! 

    Joe Q. on Aug 20, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     For my first SC I found the experience very illuminating and exciting, thanks to all. Two points I noted (within myself and from others): it is really hard to dismiss your own prejudices and preconceived notions and listen/understand/accept what others are saying; and it is hard to keep the discussion on philosophical debate points without veering towards more physical notions. Fascinating stuff. On the subject discussed last night (Does civilization advance) I was reminded of this post by a well-considered US lawyer. There is some strong language (and I don't agree with his end statement!) but I ask you to read it all and consider the consequences of what he says: http://www.popehat.com/2013/12/23/burn-the-fucking-system-to-the-ground/ See you all next time maybe 

    Phillip R. on Jul 16, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Excellent bunch of people, great format! 

    Michael K. on Jul 15, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Excellent! 

    Katerina on Jul 15, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I like it 

    Peter D M. on May 22, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Hi Katherine and fellow attendees of last night's facilitator training session. Thanks for an entertaining and informative evening. Special thanks to Katherine for providing a pleasant environment, an impressive array of food and beverages and a facilitative presentation style. The future looks good for the Socrates Cafe Regards Frank. 

    Frank B. on Mar 19, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     good 

    Diddy F. on Mar 19, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I enjoyed it. The only other thing IMO which would make my experience more enjoyable was if more young adults attended. 

    Alex R. on Jan 24, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great 'thinkers', lively atmosphere, excellent topic for discussion and lots of fun. Great first meeting overall. Thanks Fran! 

    Cristina B on Jan 8, 2014.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Seems a very good group. Will definitely attend again. 

    Kathy on Oct 29, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Had a great experience as a first timer who's not trained in philosophy! Good facilitating by Phil made a difference I think. I enjoyed hearing other people's views and like that everyone got to speak their mind. No homework needed is a bonus :) I look forward to attending more! 

    Helena on Oct 24, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I think it was very well run and organised, and I hope to participate in more discussions. Jo 

    Jo on Sep 25, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     There should be more of them! 

    Alistair G. on Jun 25, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Good forum for an stimulating discussion 

    Emir on May 29, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Excellent- thanks to Katherine's hard work and altruism of her and the moderators - thanks Guys and much appreciated. Donations box next time? 

    Paul S. on May 28, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     The diversity of people and views in the group mean that intriguing ideas always come up. 

    JD on Apr 8, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Ripper ! 

    Garry on Feb 28, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     First timer, enjoyed myself, loved that it was not to formal and that everybody got a chance to express their views. 

    Phillip K. on Feb 27, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Cool. 

    David on Feb 26, 2013.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great concept covering a wide range of topics. Keep it up! 

    Keith David C. on Oct 11, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Enjoyed the group discussion, will come again 

    CaterinaC on Sep 19, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     first attendance........ liked the one rule....... discuss with courtesy 

    Mick Q. on May 26, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I'm glad I researched and joined, after this first meeting. However, I hear they always start late so may not be able to attend regularly due to early morning work commitments. 

    Johanna S. on Apr 20, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Fantastic..Well done to all the organisers. A great arena for discussion on various questions and topics without having to have studied philosophy formally. Very enjoyable! 

    Toula P. on Apr 20, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Fantastic, I've only been twice but I love it. 

    Paul B on Apr 20, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Loved it. 

    Dylan B. on Mar 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     It is great, l like it. 

    Tony Y. on Mar 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great way to meet new like-minded people. It was facilitated well. 

    James on Mar 21, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     'Taboo'?: Interesting topic. Good evening. Nice intelligent people to discuss matters with. Good discussion. Good venue. 

    IMOGEN A. on Mar 14, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Enjoyable evening. Met some nice, intelligent folk. The atmosphere was easy going and civilised. Tasty food and good hot drinks. The topic was interesting and generated good thinking aloud amongst participants. I look forward to attending further Cafe's. 

    Viv M on Mar 8, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     fun 

    Richard C. on Feb 23, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     It was a pleasure to associate with such pleasant, intelligent, articulate people. 

    Peter Q. on Feb 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great bunch of intelligent and thoughtful people meeting in a well organised environment. It's special that everyone gets to contribute. 

    Pete M. on Feb 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I think it's fabulous. Keep up the good work! 

    Donna P. on Feb 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     It is well organized and the group leaders are very instructive. 

    Lily on Feb 22, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     This was my first meeting and I thought it was well-organised and pitched at the right level for the layman (me!!). I really enjoyed the evening, and also the social aspect of dinner afterwards. I will definitely attend again. 

    Michelle K. on Jan 11, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     great idea! 

    Anna M. on Jan 11, 2012.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     SocCafe: excellent. Again, congrats to Katherine and Tim for curating such a nice society. 

    David B on Dec 16, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Very interesting and enlightening. Great bunch of people from all walks 

    George T on Dec 8, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     i liked the mix of people, the format of the moderated discussion and the location 

    Suzanne on Nov 30, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Friendly, well-run and keeps to the theme. 

    Andrew D. on Nov 30, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Like creme caramel for the mind and the taste lingers for days afterwards as you consolidate your thoughts :) 

    Simone H. on Oct 26, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I look forward to these meetings 

    Margaret C. on Oct 26, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I like it 

    Matthew L. on Jul 27, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     friendly and thought-provoking 

    Sue T on Jun 17, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Excellent, very interesting and fair format, everybody gets a chance to talk in a safe enfironment. 

    Adele on Jun 1, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Enjoyable. 

    Andrew K. on Apr 28, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Left me wanting more. 

    Gabrielle on Apr 27, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Exellent 

    Rohan on Apr 27, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great to see enquiring minds of all ages 

    David I. on Apr 27, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Stimulating, thought provoking subjects, interesting, friendly people. 

    Matthew on Apr 27, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Wonderful 

    Mersina T. on Apr 14, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Very enjoyable evening, which beats TV anytime. 

    Paul on Feb 2, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I love it! 

    Linda M. on Jan 20, 2011.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I be going again 

    Ian C. on Dec 18, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great bunch of people. 

    Geoff P. on Dec 18, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I've been interested in philosophy my whole life, but I never guessed it could be so much fun! Sydney Socrates Cafe is simply the very best. Thanks. 

    Peter S. on Dec 17, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     The 'Philosophy of Music' night was great! Very intriguing and thought provoking. I'll definitely be back next time! 

    Kirk O. on Nov 17, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     So far (1 meeting) so good. 

    timios on Oct 9, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     How often do you think during the day? 

    Delano S. on Sep 29, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Exhilerating! Fun! Thought provoking! 

    Helen C on Sep 23, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     very interesting 

    alex on Aug 12, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     The couple of meetings my partner and I have attended were great. Can not wait until the next one. 

    sharon C. on Jul 29, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Very civil and respectful. Host had a good clear voice and no-nonsense even-handed manner. 

    sqgl on Jul 28, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     An excellent group of intelligent, enquiring, open-minded, thinking people gather at these meetings. As Tim says, "Come along and question your answers!". Highly recommended!! 

    GJOESQ on Jul 21, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     very good 

    Mauro on Jul 21, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Interesting people, great discussion, very well organised. Will definitely go again. 

    Yvonne S. on Jun 30, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Very good so far....time will tell 

    Ian R. on Jun 30, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great group of welcoming thoughtful folk. 

    Carrie on Jun 30, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I love it. 

    Miki S. on Jun 30, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great opportunity for calm and stimulating intellectual discussion. 

    Andrew W M. on Jun 29, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     It gives people the opportunity to learn about & discuss topics in more depth than in many other situations. 

    Jan on Jun 2, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Either to seek out good and intelligent company, so that, through learned discourse, we may rise above the savage and closer to God, or to start the day with a total idiot to remind us we're best. 

    David B. on Apr 15, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Interesting and intelligent people who are really interested to learn. Good, fun and educational events! 

    Amnon on Mar 12, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     A great way to ponder our comtemporary existance 

    David on Jan 30, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Because it's a great opportunity to benefit from -- and have your intellectual horizons expanded by -- the conversational input of intelligent people. 

    Mark D. on Jan 14, 2010.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     People, environment, having a voice, sharing ideas, challenging assumptions 

    Geraldine B. on Oct 28, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Fun, stimulating and a great concept - attracts an interesting mix of people of all ages and backgrounds. 

    Hilary on Oct 1, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Challenging but not too serious or pompous. 

    JIM on May 28, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     friendly, welcoming, loving and accepting 

    Moon S. on Apr 30, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Great discussions. Good to have your mind stretched, thoughts challenged, engage in critical thinking, hear different, interesting & new perspectives, argue about everything even about arguing. Meet really cool people. Although after a long days work some of the discussions made my head hurt ... though it was thoroughly enjoyable =). Katherine's a great moderator, very good at logically analysing the topics & guiding the discussions from going too far off the rails. 

    Tdog on Apr 29, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     The people are friendly and knowledgeable 

    pauline p. on Mar 27, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     The members of this group are kind and open-minded. Diversity is cherished and preferred over conformity. It's a nice way to meet new people and share new ideas. 

    Dejan K. on Feb 27, 2009.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     If you want to learn about how others look at the world or just interested in learning about other perceptive. 

    Melinda on Oct 30, 2008.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     Group was an interesting mixture of people. 

    Juliana on Aug 31, 2008.

  • Sydney Socrates Cafe

     I think it's an awesome idea for people. For someone who wants to be involved in argument and free thinking, and being involved with a movement of people who are not about producing ego's or representing how well they know stuff that no one else know's, this is a great group for getting stuff out there! 

    Brett M. on Nov 12, 2006.

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