English Debate Club

This week's topic:

The perfect gentleman and gentlewoman

In our world of new social contexts and jobs, and meeting people from all over the world, it might be time to consider our behaviour. What do you think would make the perfect gentleman or gentlewoman? Manners, values and of course dress. There may be many alternatives of course, suiting different backgrounds. How does the perfect gentleman and gentlewoman treat others and him/herself? What values should guide you? Or should we just relax and be ourselves?

Directions to the place

Inside the café:

Go into the far (deepest) corner in the café. Go right into the wall there. Not kidding, go right into the wall. On your left there is then a staircase leading down. Some people are still unable to find the staircase, if you are one of them, just ask the staff to show you where the basement is. We are downstairs.

By metro + bus:

Take a bus from Slussen. 3 (towards Södersjukhuset) or 76 (towards Norra Hammarbyhamnen), get off at the second stop after Slussen (Åsögatan), turn right and walk 1 minute down Bondegatan. You'll see the café in front of you, at the end of the block.

By metro + walking:

Closest Metro station is "Medborgarplatsen", and the address of the café is Nytorgsgatan 38. If you look near the top of this page you will see this address, and if you click the name of the Café, a map should appear.

On that map, locate the big street "Folkungagatan" north of the Café, and trace it to the west until you see a "T" in a circle. That is the metro station "Medborgarplatsen".

From the main railway station:

For if you arrive with a suburban train (pendeltåg) or a long distance train. Grab bus 59 from outside of World trade center at the top level of the station (Klarabergsviadukten) and get off the bus at the Bondegatan stop.

The English Debate Club:

Challenge and improve your English skills with lively discussions and debates!  Sometimes we stick to debate format, other times it evolves into a general discussion.

Participants are welcome to prepare beforehand or wing it - but everyone will be encouraged to contribute to the discussion.

Focus will be on crafting arguments in English, phrasing for emphasis and expanding vocabulary at an advanced level.  Native English speakers who would like to brush up on their debating skills very welcome also!

It's okay to interject and to reply directly as long as it does not get out of hand (in which case a speaker's list will be more strictly enforced). People who have not spoken much get precedence.

If you just like to sit and listen that is fine too. For the few who really like to talk at length: You may be interrupted and asked for clarification, or it may be pointed out that you're repeating yourself.

First hour is usually a bit more free form, looking at the subject from different angles, and then we may home in on specifics more during the second hour

 

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  • Jessie

    sounds good topic. I would like to join you ! I like real gentelman!

    November 25, 2013

  • Simon

    I'll be arriving half an hour late.

    November 25, 2013

  • Prem K.

    Travelling on work. See you all on 10th December.

    November 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How about discuss about ethical problems of scientific experiments :-))

    November 20, 2013

    • Jorgen

      That could be interesting. Could be extended to the march of technology and why the future may not need us: http://www.wired.com/...­

      Already set the topic for this one though before I saw your post, but could be something for the future.

      November 20, 2013

  • Jorgen

    Topic set: The perfect gentleman and gentlewoman. See text above for more details

    November 20, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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