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If you happen to be visiting here and would consider joining, this is currently not possible. All new memberships must be approved by the organiser, Adrian, who has disappeared. The last intake of members occurred on 11 September 2015. I am only an event organiser which allows me to write this message up as a faux event but I do not have the power to approve new membership. I have tried to find Adrian without success. I have written to Meetup about this matter but they can do nothing so long as they can continue to withdraw the fees from his bank account. I tried to carry on for a year or so but am sticking around now only to do things like this. Should Adrian return and step down, I would take over the organising myself. Until such time, this meetup group is not functioning and those interested should seek elsewhere. Your event organiser, Anne ...

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    Sydney Philosophy Circle is a fortnightly discussion group that's been running since the start of 2007. It began life as the Russoc discussion group (of Sydney University) in August 2004. Anyone with the remotest interest in philosophy (whatever that word might mean) is welcome to attend. The usual agenda is to discuss a different topic/author/book/essay each meeting (see the list of previous topics in the message board section for some indication of what we've talked about). Normally someone will give a short 5-20 minute speech to stimulate conversation. Discussion is then carried out in a formal timed manner to give participants equality of speaking opportunity. The emphasis really is on discussion rather than being lectured to. Meetings run for 1.5 to 2 hours, and dinner usually follows. Announcements of future meetings are made on the SydPhil mailing list (, and at the Meetup website. If there's anything you'd like to discuss or hear about, or if you're able to give a presentation on any philosophical topic, we'd love to hear from you. Location: -- We usually meet in the members bar of the Gaelic Club. The easiest way to get there is to catch a train to Central station, and exit on Chalmers Street. The club is a short walk away (64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills), and next door to the Madison Hotel. Please note: there are two entrances -- one to a ground level pub (we're *not* there), and the other to a flight of stairs. Climb up the stairs (or take the elevator), and you'll eventually get to the secluded members bar. Look for a group of people with notepads and books who are taking it in turns to speak. Usually we'll be armed with the Oxford Companion to Philosophy, and a bell. Probably we'll be *out on the terrace*.

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