What we're about

Café Philo is a way of meeting interesting, inquiring people who enjoy talking about life's big issues and conundrums in a convivial atmosphere in the Portsmouth area.

We meet regularly in cafés, pubs and other suitable venues to discuss all manner of philosophical, moral and ethical topics, not to mention current affairs and other relevant matters of the moment. Some conversations touch on the profound whilst others decidedly don't. Our discussions are non-party-political and free of religious or ideological dogma. We encourage a healthy mix of the serious and humorous so you can be guaranteed a lively, stimulating evening.

We're not academics or experts - just ordinary people from a variety of backgrounds who share a common interest in exchanging ideas about things which matter in life and meeting like-minded people. If you're a heavy-duty philosopher you may find this group a bit lightweight. For anybody else, come along and get stuck into a decent conversation over a coffee or beer.

Upcoming events (1)

Rob Newman - Comedy Philosophy Evening at the Wedgewood Rooms

The Wedgewood Rooms

A few of us are going to see this show. Why not join us? Get yourself a ticket and then rsvp and we can all meet before the show for a drink. Super looking forward to the evening 😊

About Rob Newman
Rob Newman is a British comedian and activist. Brought up in a small Hertfordshire village, he began his career as an impressionist.

Newman has written six books with his latest being 2017's Neuropolis: A Brain Science Survial Guide.

Among Newman's recent awards, he won Best Scripted Comedy from BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2019 and Best Comedy With A Live Audience from BBC Audio Drama Awards in 2017.

Newman's last live show was A Total Eclipse Of Descartes.

Currently doing work in progress shows this spring, he's hitting the road on a UK tour with Philosophy in autumn 2020.

In this all new show, the multi award-winning stand-up comic weaves together Nietzsche’s sunglasses, James Bond in Toxteth, electric spiders and singing Neanderthals into a hilarious tour-de-force that offers new hopes for a changing world.

Note: Rob Newman’s Philosophy show coincides with the release of his BBC Radio 4 series.

"Hugely entertaining, gleefully jaunty and refreshingly intelligent… I loved it." ★★★★ – The Guardian (2018)

"He is one amazing comedian" – Time Out

Past events (40)

Human Cloning

Online event

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