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A more casual group discussion than the main monthly debates, with topics chosen democratically on the day by the members. Please feel free to post your suggestions on the website. There is an increased opportunity to have a greater input into the discussion and to get to know the other group members. Everyone is welcome!!
We want to create an environment in which to have meaningful and fun discussions in which people feel safe to voice their opinions. In order to be able to do this there must be mutual respect within the group regardless of differing opinions. Please can members attending meet ups adhere to the following ground rules:
raise your hand when you wish to say something
let whoever is speaking finish what they are saying and refrain from interrupting them
Please do not
heckle other members
point at other members
raise your voice when speaking to another member
swear when speaking to other members
hold private conversations whilst a member is speaking to the group
Our meetings are for discussion and debate not for confrontation.
Combative or threatening behaviour/language is not acceptable.
Many times we have people RSVP for meetings and then fail to change
their RSVP when they cant make it. This means others who wanted to come cannot attend. We know people have last minute plans that sometimes go wrong sometimes, but at the very least, please try to change your RSVP before the meeting if you cant make it. In the event you RSVP 'yes' but don't turn up once or twice, we'll send a message to find out why. If it happens a third time, we will place you temporarily on the ban list for 12 months as its unfair to block others.
Finally in order to cover the cost of the room we ask for a donation of £1.40. Many thanks
Thank you for your cooperation