What we're about

Hang out, have fun, relax and make friends but with people who occasionally like to think, read, analyse and discuss!

The style of these events will be casual and down-to-earth: we might play a game of pool, go for a dinner in a not-too-fancy restaurant, enjoy some drinks after a movie or whatever else people suggest. But above all we're looking for members with a keen interest in stimulating, intelligent conversation.

So whether you're a keen artist, avid debater, self-professed bookworm or incurable brainiac this group is for you!

I am happy to make anyone an assistant organiser so that they can create their own events.

Upcoming events (5+)

Thinks & Drinks

The Marquis Cornwallis

Hello friends new and old, Come along to our informal get-together, which is an evening of conversation with no set format. We welcome both regulars and new members. The discussion is as deep as those who join (so you can guarantee this evening will be properly profound). Our regular monthly gathering takes place upstairs in the Marquis Cornwallis pub Bloomsbury, on the second Tuesday of each month in 2019. The Marquis Cornwallis is at 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AP, five minutes walk from Russell Square tube, ten minutes walk from Euston or King's Cross stations. Food is good, available and entirely optional. Look forward to seeing you there :) --- The conversation is free flowing and there are no guided topics. Avoiding small talk around house prices/the commute/work is ideal, please. If you feel stuck for an icebreaker you may like to use the following for inspiration (some of these will be scattered on tables, as random conversation generators): What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore? Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans? Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions? What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person truly is? Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their actions? If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence? Why do people expect a universe full of randomness to be fair? At what point is overthrowing a government ethical, considering all the violence a revolution usually entails? If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent? If I steal a loaf of bread from you and eat it, when does the bread itself cease to be yours and becomes mine? How much effort should an individual put into not offending others? If you were given the ability to reform how your country’s leaders were chosen and how they serve, what would you change? If you could start a country from scratch, what would it be like? How should we measure the productivity of a society? What do you think the long-term effects of so many people being glued to their screens will be? If all humans want the same basic things, why is there so much violence and strife between people? What would happen to a society in which no one had to work, and everyone was provided enough food/water/shelter/healthcare for free? Is the cultural trend of individualism and the rejection of collectivism a beneficial or detrimental trend? If everyone said what they were actually thinking, what would happen to society? Under our government are there any rights that you have but shouldn’t? Has social media been a net positive or a net negative for our society? Why? How would society change if men were able to get pregnant and men and women both had an equal chance of getting pregnant? Is it right or wrong that everyone seems to be accustomed to the fact that all of humanity and most of the life on Earth could be wiped out at the whim of a handful of people?

Thinks & Drinks

The Marquis Cornwallis

Hello friends new and old, Come along to our informal get-together, which is an evening of conversation with no set format. We welcome both regulars and new members. The discussion is as deep as those who join (so you can guarantee this evening will be properly profound). Our regular monthly gathering takes place upstairs in the Marquis Cornwallis pub Bloomsbury, on the second Tuesday of each month in 2019. The Marquis Cornwallis is at 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AP, five minutes walk from Russell Square tube, ten minutes walk from Euston or King's Cross stations. Food is good, available and entirely optional. Look forward to seeing you there :) --- The conversation is free flowing and there are no guided topics. Avoiding small talk around house prices/the commute/work is ideal, please. If you feel stuck for an icebreaker you may like to use the following for inspiration (some of these will be scattered on tables, as random conversation generators): What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore? Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans? Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions? What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person truly is? Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their actions? If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence? Why do people expect a universe full of randomness to be fair? At what point is overthrowing a government ethical, considering all the violence a revolution usually entails? If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent? If I steal a loaf of bread from you and eat it, when does the bread itself cease to be yours and becomes mine? How much effort should an individual put into not offending others? If you were given the ability to reform how your country’s leaders were chosen and how they serve, what would you change? If you could start a country from scratch, what would it be like? How should we measure the productivity of a society? What do you think the long-term effects of so many people being glued to their screens will be? If all humans want the same basic things, why is there so much violence and strife between people? What would happen to a society in which no one had to work, and everyone was provided enough food/water/shelter/healthcare for free? Is the cultural trend of individualism and the rejection of collectivism a beneficial or detrimental trend? If everyone said what they were actually thinking, what would happen to society? Under our government are there any rights that you have but shouldn’t? Has social media been a net positive or a net negative for our society? Why? How would society change if men were able to get pregnant and men and women both had an equal chance of getting pregnant? Is it right or wrong that everyone seems to be accustomed to the fact that all of humanity and most of the life on Earth could be wiped out at the whim of a handful of people?

Thinks & Drinks

The Marquis Cornwallis

Hello friends new and old, Come along to our informal get-together, which is an evening of conversation with no set format. We welcome both regulars and new members. The discussion is as deep as those who join (so you can guarantee this evening will be properly profound). Our regular monthly gathering takes place upstairs in the Marquis Cornwallis pub Bloomsbury, on the second Tuesday of each month in 2019. The Marquis Cornwallis is at 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AP, five minutes walk from Russell Square tube, ten minutes walk from Euston or King's Cross stations. Food is good, available and entirely optional. Look forward to seeing you there :) --- The conversation is free flowing and there are no guided topics. Avoiding small talk around house prices/the commute/work is ideal, please. If you feel stuck for an icebreaker you may like to use the following for inspiration (some of these will be scattered on tables, as random conversation generators): What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore? Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans? Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions? What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person truly is? Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their actions? If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence? Why do people expect a universe full of randomness to be fair? At what point is overthrowing a government ethical, considering all the violence a revolution usually entails? If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent? If I steal a loaf of bread from you and eat it, when does the bread itself cease to be yours and becomes mine? How much effort should an individual put into not offending others? If you were given the ability to reform how your country’s leaders were chosen and how they serve, what would you change? If you could start a country from scratch, what would it be like? How should we measure the productivity of a society? What do you think the long-term effects of so many people being glued to their screens will be? If all humans want the same basic things, why is there so much violence and strife between people? What would happen to a society in which no one had to work, and everyone was provided enough food/water/shelter/healthcare for free? Is the cultural trend of individualism and the rejection of collectivism a beneficial or detrimental trend? If everyone said what they were actually thinking, what would happen to society? Under our government are there any rights that you have but shouldn’t? Has social media been a net positive or a net negative for our society? Why? How would society change if men were able to get pregnant and men and women both had an equal chance of getting pregnant? Is it right or wrong that everyone seems to be accustomed to the fact that all of humanity and most of the life on Earth could be wiped out at the whim of a handful of people?

Thinks & Drinks

The Marquis Cornwallis

Hello friends new and old, Come along to our informal get-together, which is an evening of conversation with no set format. We welcome both regulars and new members. The discussion is as deep as those who join (so you can guarantee this evening will be properly profound). Our regular monthly gathering takes place upstairs in the Marquis Cornwallis pub Bloomsbury, on the second Tuesday of each month in 2019. The Marquis Cornwallis is at 31 Marchmont St, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AP, five minutes walk from Russell Square tube, ten minutes walk from Euston or King's Cross stations. Food is good, available and entirely optional. Look forward to seeing you there :) --- The conversation is free flowing and there are no guided topics. Avoiding small talk around house prices/the commute/work is ideal, please. If you feel stuck for an icebreaker you may like to use the following for inspiration (some of these will be scattered on tables, as random conversation generators): What harsh truths do you prefer to ignore? Is the meaning of life the same for animals and humans? Does the study of philosophy ever lead to answers or simply more questions? What two questions would you ask to get the most information about who a person truly is? Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions but judge others by their actions? If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence? Why do people expect a universe full of randomness to be fair? At what point is overthrowing a government ethical, considering all the violence a revolution usually entails? If babies are considered innocent, when do people cease to be innocent? If I steal a loaf of bread from you and eat it, when does the bread itself cease to be yours and becomes mine? How much effort should an individual put into not offending others? If you were given the ability to reform how your country’s leaders were chosen and how they serve, what would you change? If you could start a country from scratch, what would it be like? How should we measure the productivity of a society? What do you think the long-term effects of so many people being glued to their screens will be? If all humans want the same basic things, why is there so much violence and strife between people? What would happen to a society in which no one had to work, and everyone was provided enough food/water/shelter/healthcare for free? Is the cultural trend of individualism and the rejection of collectivism a beneficial or detrimental trend? If everyone said what they were actually thinking, what would happen to society? Under our government are there any rights that you have but shouldn’t? Has social media been a net positive or a net negative for our society? Why? How would society change if men were able to get pregnant and men and women both had an equal chance of getting pregnant? Is it right or wrong that everyone seems to be accustomed to the fact that all of humanity and most of the life on Earth could be wiped out at the whim of a handful of people?

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