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Hope you've all been well of late. We're back on Monday 26th October on Zoom at 7pm. I'm missing these events in person and can't wait to have them back! This is a social event where people have the chance to have a one-to-one conversation with someone they may or may not have met before using a 'conversation menu' (picture attached). A conversation menu is a list of pre-written conversation starter questions which participants use to have a conversation by discussing the different questions. The questions are generally about some of life's big questions and lead to some deep interesting conversations about topics we don't get the opportunity to discuss every day. The event has been successful in bringing people together and inviting people to discuss topics and answer questions they might rarely otherwise get to discuss in normal conversation because the questions are interesting to talk about, but they are not questions which anyone would normally ask someone they know well, let alone people they don't know. Therefore the event provides an opportunity to have an interesting conversation about topics people may rarely discuss and the result is that you get to know and understand someone you have never met very well, and people have sometimes been found to form close friendships within just a couple of hours of using the method. The event has been found to be very popular among virtually everyone who has participated in it, even people who may turn up to an event while not being sure what to expect. Testimonials for the events I have held so far include: 'Surprisingly good and thoroughly worthwhile. Suggested questions excellent.' ‘I can heartily recommend coming along to a conversation event. The questions were really thought provoking and led to some fascinating conversations. I really enjoyed the evening and I came away with feeling I’d learned a lot from my conversation partner.” ‘I thought it was a very interesting meeting. I thought it was interesting to try to answer personal questions and listen to the other person.’ 'For me it was a brilliant success and hopefully it will be for many others. It is a simple idea simply executed, asking people to pair up and discuss a number of questions on a list. And it works! Although I vaguely knew my partner, the questions allowed us time to touch on areas that I think we would have been otherwise unlikely to ever discuss e.g. which parts of your life have been a waste of time?'