“ I really like the group and the concept, Roy is very friendly and welcoming. I congratulate you all on such as great idea for a meetup, it is very well organised Again I know it must be difficult to balance process over outcome but I always feed the process is equally as important as the outcomes in fact I believe process is way more important ”
— Noel on Apr 24, 2015.
“ Really enjoyed the night, excellent wide ranging thought provoking discussion! ”
— Heather B. on Mar 4, 2015.
“ Extremely open and welcoming... ”
— John M. on Mar 4, 2015.
“ An extremely respectful, well-educated, interesting, open-minded group of people. Many great ideas were shared and examined and the social side was great as well. I will be going to every event if humanly possible ”
— Dominic on Mar 3, 2015.
“ Socrates Cafe is excellent and I am enjoying it very much. ”
— Michael on Feb 18, 2015.
“ Really inspiring and help develop in an natural way ”
— Sephalia Q. on Jan 7, 2015.
“ sounds intriguing ”
— mark q. on Jan 6, 2015.
“ was an exhilarating evening ”
— Sandra on Nov 18, 2014.
“ excellent ”
— Paul B. on Sep 13, 2014.
“ Good fun. I'll be back. ”
— Bobby M. on May 7, 2014.
“ Fine ”
— Owen on Apr 1, 2014.
“ I always enjoy myself here. ”
— Jennifer O. on Jan 8, 2014.
“ great night as usual thanks too everyone sorry i had to leave a bit early liz (:k ”
— elizabeth on Dec 4, 2013.
“ Very enjoyable evening last nite. As a newbie was feeling a little self conscious but it was an absolute pleasure to meet such a lovely group and I will definitely be attending future meets. ps sorry had to leave early :-( ”
— KATHRYN on Dec 4, 2013.
“ Excellent ”
— Theresa on Nov 6, 2013.
“ Positively reflective ”
— Joe on Oct 1, 2013.
“ It's great! ”
— Sophie on Oct 1, 2013.
“ It's always such a surprize to discover that perfect strangers, when given "permission" to philosophize, turn out to be such interersting conversationalists ”
— Snorkus B. on Sep 7, 2013.
“ It was my first meeting. Really enjoyed it - intellectually stimulating and I had fun! THANK YOU! ”
— anna on Sep 4, 2013.
“ Interesting debate, but ended up getting locked into question of what is knowledge and definitions rather than the central question itself which was agreed upon quite quickly actually. ”
— Seanan K. on Sep 3, 2013.
“ Very enjoyable as always! ”
— Jean on Jul 16, 2013.
“ A very cool way to meet new people and have interesting & stimulating conversations. I would recommend leaving pre-conceptions at home if you can and open your mind to new & old ideas using the ancient method of open conversation on an agreed topic. Look forward to the next conversation. ”
— deborah b. on Jun 19, 2013.
“ Thanks Paul & Roy - really enjoyed the discussion and company. J ”
— Jenny on Apr 11, 2013.
“ Reminds me of mt philosophy classes at University...all endless, but lovely discussions :-) ”
— Dana on Apr 9, 2013.
“ Very grateful to Paul & Roy for organising and driving this great meet-up. Thank you for your energy and enthusiasm, time and dedication ”
— Helga H. on Dec 12, 2012.
“ Great topic and conversation - despite the accompaniment of the 'Footy' commentary in the b/ground...maybe a small room venue might be btr for this kinda meetup or I am just getting too old to compete with ambient noice! never ...........Thanks for organising guys. Patrice ”
— Patrice H. on Sep 12, 2012.
“ First time there but it won't be my last. Enjoyed hearing the various takes on the subject and the various age, nationality and professional backgrounds added to the diversitiy of opinion. A general overview of each group's concesus would have been interesting at the end of the night. As a group discussion it was very well structured and facilitated and my thanks to the organisors. ”
— Mary H. on Jul 12, 2012.
“ nice idea. might have been no harm to quickly sum-up each tables views at the end..in case anyone had cracked the answer...! ”
— seamus o d. on Jul 11, 2012.
“ Good first experience. Will definitely be attending again. ”
— Robert H. on Jul 11, 2012.
“ Really well-organised, great company and fun! Enjoyed thoroughly : ) ”
— Hens are F. on Jul 11, 2012.
“ Excellent work on tough task ”
— Martin O. on Jun 6, 2012.
“ Excellent idea! ”
— Daniel on May 5, 2012.
“ Thought provoking and friendly ”
— Carina on Mar 7, 2012.
“ positive first experience. yeah its good. ”
— John M. on Mar 7, 2012.
“ I liked the age mix and the differing thought patterns... ”
— anne p. on Feb 8, 2012.
“ Very friendly and open minded. Respectful of each others opinions. I would recommend this group to all. ”
— Ian on Nov 29, 2011.
“ Good place to meet like minded people !! ”
— Johnny on Sep 8, 2011.
“ Very much needed meeting group, focused on an open and informal yet well co-ordinated and structured discussion about some Very Important Questions. ”
— Seb on Jul 7, 2011.
“ Think the Socrates Cafe Dublin is a very good idea, with good discussion, both formal and informal, of topical issues in our contemporary world. I enjoyed the company of those members present, and was interested to listen attentively to what they had to say, and how they discussed the issues presenting. The method proposed is a good way to improve one's communication skills, and with practice, could prove very beneficial to good dialogue generally. I believe these Meet-Ups are based upon a book published in recent years, by the same title: The Socrates Cafe. The organisation of the group was very orderly and efficient, and business like. Good ground was covered by the organisers, who were a good example of the method proposed. Clarification questioning seems to be the core method here, until such time as ambiguity no longer exists as to what the proposer is actually saying, or modifies their proposition to state something other than originally. Good for improving active listening. ”
— Ciaran .. on Jul 6, 2011.