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Request for help in researching philosophy groups

From: Jules E.
Sent on: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 2:03 PM

Dear all,

Hi, it was great to see some of you yesterday at the London Philosophy Club meetup in Conway Hall.

I hope you don't mind me emailing you with a request for help in an academic research project I am doing on philosophy clubs. I promise this is the first and last such email I will send you.

I am researching the rise of philosophy groups around the world for an AHRC-funded project at Queen Mary, University of London. The project involves getting in touch with group organisers around the world, to ask them a few questions about their group. That information will go towards the first academic study of philosophy groups, and also help create a new publicly-funded website, www.thephilosophyhub.com, which will hopefully help the creation and growth of philosophy groups worldwide.

Most of the groups I know about are on meetup.com. But here's the catch - meetup only allows me to message 10 group organisers a day, in case I am spamming them.There are about 500 clubs, so it would take me 50 days to contact them all, and I don't have that time.

So here's where I could really do with some help, to speed up the process. It would be great if some of you would be kind enough to send a pre-prepared meetup message out to 10 meetup club organisers, requesting information from them (they would reply to me, not to you). If 50 of you are kind enough to help me, then we can finish this in a day.

It should only take you a few minutes, and would be a huge help. If you'd be willing to help, reply to this email and I'll give you the names of 10 groups for you to contact.

Thanks for your help, and look forward to seeing you at the next LPC meetup.

All the best

Jules Evans

www.philosophyforlife.org

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