“ stimulating ideas... good participation .... please sir can I have some more? ”
— Erik on Oct 28, 2013.
“ Too early to decide! (Oct. 13th/'13) After today's gathering, I'm feeling more satisfied with our discussions (Oct. 28/'13) ”
— John on Oct 28, 2013.
“ A nice group of people. Good discussion and lots of ides to consider. ”
— John on Oct 22, 2013.
“ Transformative. ”
— nicoleta on Oct 22, 2013.
“ Great ”
— Karen Ellis on Oct 21, 2013.
“ Great! Good people, smart conversation, and an inviting intellectual atmosphere. I was surprised by how many different people had the chance to speak up- I was worried that with a bigger group, voices would get lost, but it was very skillfully moderated. I see myself becoming a regular! And I love how people stayed around after the meeting ended for a more casual continuation of the topic. ”
— Jo Rioux on Oct 1, 2013.
“ Somewhat educational but the large number of participants makes meaningful discussion difficult. ”
— philip Gosewich on Sep 22, 2013.
“ This evening's discussion was very enjoyable. I wish I could have stayed longer... ”
— Kerri Quirt on Aug 26, 2013.
“ great ”
— ines o'neill on Feb 25, 2013.
“ Great organization ... enjoying the meetings! Like having advanced readings to browse through beforehand. Perhaps the idea mentioned above to more closely stay with the topic--e.g., literally tie one's remarks into the subject at hand, and/or not be too verbose--could be made more explicit--at the beginning of some/all meetings, as well as posted on your website. If properly applied, this strategy should keep members around longer and maintain the quality of the group. ”
— Peter on Dec 17, 2012.
“ very interesting discussion ”
— louis on Nov 19, 2012.
“ I like it very much! The type of people attending is just right for me - people with constant interest in science, theology, culture and politics. ”
— Elena on Oct 16, 2012.
“ good group on the whole! ”
— Dr S. Ranga Sreenivasan on Sep 24, 2012.
“ Thanks to Rafi for some great conversation. You guys missed out! ”
— Adam Voight on Sep 14, 2012.
“ Lots of variety. Intelligent knowledgeable comments. Effective moderator and group leader. Many nice, respectful people. Some proselytizing,however, esp. towards the conclusion, by one individual - some of whose comments were clearly an attempt to discredit the comments of others. I learn and enjoy more in a non-competitive atmosphere of acceptance and mutual respect. ”
— alice groves on Sep 4, 2012.
“ I think it is a wonderful idea and I would like to come to more meetings whenever possible. ”
— Katie Lunn on Jun 12, 2012.
“ Socrates Cafe is a good place to share questions in a relaxed, safe, and good-humoured environment. ”
— Gary Sealey on Mar 6, 2012.
“ A typical well moderated Socrates Cafe format. It's an excuse to spend a few hours with nice people having fun parlor conversation. This is not a venue for learning about philosophy, or answering hard questions, or even learning analytical skills. It's a means of socializing, and to that end, it's a group worth socializing with. ”
— Curt Doolittle on Feb 6, 2012.
“ Great group! I truly appreciate the method and the members`interest in real philosophic matters. ”
— Dana Arghius on May 31, 2011.
“ Boffo! ”
— Michael on Jan 20, 2011.
“ So far, so good - it is only as good as we make it. ”
— Cathbha on Nov 9, 2010.
“ It's great! ”
— Ray on Nov 2, 2010.
“ To meet other people who like to discuss meaningful topics somewhat meaningfully. ”
— Mike Nolan on Jul 13, 2010.
“ The facilitated discussion is great. It's a great venue to hear opinion and share ideas. Nice and peaceful environment as well. Very fun civilized group. ”
— Darcy on Dec 15, 2009.
“ There isn't anything else like it in everyday life. It's a way to stretch and work out one's brain a little bit; not only do these types of discussions challenge our own perceptions, but it forces us to question them - thereby solidifying them in the process. So it's a refreshing experience for the intellectually curious :) ”
— Al on Nov 5, 2009.
“ C'était ma première rencontre. Je ne peux qu'espérer que les autres seront meilleures. ”
— Aline on Aug 16, 2011.