What we're about
In the tradition of the Parisian cafe philosophique, Byronites meet monthly on a Friday night to consider ideas, while sharing food and drinks at a local café.Topics range from public concerns such as what is democratic leadership? are legal ethics really ethical? to the more philosophical – what is real? How do we know? How do we speak about what we know?We're brought together by a love of thoughtful enquiry. Like the flaneur or city-stroller, an observer of the commodity-obsessed marketplace, we saunter through ideas, absorbing their taste, their aroma. Opinion counts less than considered thought, and disagreements are embraced. Our café becomes a ‘dome of thought’ under which we gather in the hope of a breakthrough, a hint of an awakening….