What we're about

Let’s talk, laugh and debate about topics that challenge us to learn from each other. We know this won’t always be easy, but that’s a part of what makes it valuable. Inherent in this group is the notion that, whether on current events, life experiences, politics, philosophy or science -- your voice matters. Each voice serves as a potentially valuable reference point for everyone to learn from.

This group is about building brave conversations on topics suggested by members, and voted upon by members. We are about learning, tolerance and acceptance.

Whether you’d like to dive in to dialog, or listen and ponder, all are welcome.

-- When and where are our meetings? --

* When -- Mondays, every other week.

* Address -- The Philharmonic, 76-77 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1FA (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/The+Philharmonic/@51.4770769,-3.1773993,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd12209542528e651?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiWzr6mktvZAhUILcAKHUbyBbkQ_BIIsgEwDg)

-- What to expect --

* Start time -- 7pm (Please plan to arrive shortly before)

* End time -- 9pm

Each meeting will consist of three segments. We’ll start with a greeting by the organizers, as well as short announcements, after which we will begin the three main segments of discussion: (1) Sharing initial thoughts, (2) group discussions, (3) sharing of concluding thoughts.

We'll try to wrap things up by 9pm, but why not stick around for drinks?

-- Topic Suggestions --

Members are encouraged to submit ideas for future topics at meetings. During each meetup, a sheet will be passed around to collect suggestions. Please see our running list of previously suggested topics: https://tinyurl.com/y85avqjw

-- Voting on Topics --

The last few minutes of each meeting will be devoted to voting: a show of hands to choose one of three topics, and members may vote as many times as they please. Organizers will be tasked with choosing these three topics from the previous meeting’s list of suggestions. A running list of previous and proposed topic suggestions will be made available to the group.

Past events (45)

Is religion relevant in today's modern world?

The Philharmonic

Hierarchy

The Philharmonic

Should countries apologise for colonisation?

The Philharmonic

What is the root and mechanism of sexism?

The Philharmonic

Photos (53)