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  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     first time was wonderful and the opportunity to share with others is great. 

    dara o. on Jul 22, 2014.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Great meetup group! I really enjoyed the discussion and look forward to future meetings! 

    Manvitha on Mar 10, 2014.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     A nice group of people. Good discussion and lots of ides to consider. 

    John on Oct 22, 2013.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Transformative. 

    nicoleta on Oct 22, 2013.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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 R. on Oct 1, 2013.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Somewhat educational but the large number of participants makes meaningful discussion difficult. 

    philip G. on Sep 22, 2013.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     great 

    ines o. on Feb 25, 2013.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     very interesting discussion 

    louis on Nov 19, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     good group on the whole! 

    Dr S. Ranga S. on Sep 24, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Thanks to Rafi for some great conversation. You guys missed out! 

    Adam V. on Sep 14, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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 g. on Sep 4, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Socrates Cafe is a good place to share questions in a relaxed, safe, and good-humoured environment. 

    Gary S. on Mar 6, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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 D. on Feb 6, 2012.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Great group! I truly appreciate the method and the members`interest in real philosophic matters. 

    Dana A. on May 31, 2011.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     Boffo! 

    Michael on Jan 20, 2011.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     So far, so good - it is only as good as we make it. 

    Cathbha on Nov 9, 2010.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     It's great! 

    Ray on Nov 2, 2010.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     To meet other people who like to discuss meaningful topics somewhat meaningfully. 

    Mike N. on Jul 13, 2010.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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.

  • Ottawa Socrates Café

     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.

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