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Here are all the up and coming enquiry topics and events.

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Authority: good or bad ? The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 19/02/2018 14:30
Leaders or Tyrants
To Have or to Be The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 19/02/2018 18:00
Is consumption ruining your well being?
"Roots of Negative Behaviour" The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Maureen 20/02/2018 18:30
Race? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 20/02/2018 19:15
Whats worse, an empathy deficit, or budget deficit? The Wellington (Bebington) John Sell 21/02/2018 14:00
The Wellington is the new venue for the Bebington PIP group, it's just the other side of the roundabout at 10 The Village.
Is Truth objective or subjective? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/02/2018 19:15
Objective: that which is independent of human minds. Subjective: that which is dependent on a human mind.
TBA The Friday Forum (Liverpool) 23/02/2018 14:00
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 27/02/2018 00:00
Charitable Giving Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Mark 27/02/2018 13:00
Limits? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 27/02/2018 19:15
Ethics of organ transplants The George Hotel (Bridport) 28/02/2018 19:30
PLEASE NOTE: For this month only, we will be meeting in THE WOODMAN (SOUTH ST), not The George.
Quartet in Autumn Storyhouse Library Bar Margaret 04/03/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
The rights of disabled people - are they progressing, stalling or regressing? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 05/03/2018 19:00
Authenticity Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 06/03/2018 19:15
T B A The Wellington (Bebington) Group 07/03/2018 14:00
T B A The Melting Pot (Redruth) The group 07/03/2018 17:00
Is fiction a good way of conveying philosophical ideas? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 07/03/2018 19:00
What is philosophy? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Socrates 07/03/2018 19:30
Is hierarchy necessary, desirable, innate? The Greyhound (Ormskirk) group 08/03/2018 07:30
Consequences of A I. The Halfway House (Childwall) Jubin 08/03/2018 19:15
Secularism? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Paul D 10/03/2018 11:00
TBA The Jug and Bottle 13/03/2018 19:00
Short talk on Stoicism The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Eric 14/03/2018 19:30
Members create the best questions to ask.
Objectification of Women Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Open forum 15/03/2018 19:15
A Philosopher (TBA) The Blue Bell (Eccles) Maggie 21/03/2018 19:30
Maggie will tell us about a Philosopher of her choice.
Are all animals sentient? The Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 22/03/2018 19:15
Virtual reality The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 04/04/2018 19:00
Why do only 9% of Britons identify as feminists? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/04/2018 19:30
Does that mean that 91% are Masculists?
Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) National Coordination Committee 06/04/2018 16:00
Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) NCC 07/04/2018 09:00
Community Philosophy Festival Hartford College (Oxford) N C C 08/04/2018 09:00
Will technology stop us evolving? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 09/04/2018 19:00
The conflict between Truth and Being right. The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 11/04/2018 19:30
Freedom? The Casa Bar (Liverpool) Nicholas 14/04/2018 11:00
Can a non-democratic society ever be justified? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/04/2018 19:30
Come and make your mark.
Merseyside Committee Meeting PIP's Desk (Nerve office) Committee 20/04/2018 18:00
Is punching 'someone with extreme views' in the face ever justified? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 02/05/2018 19:00
Open discussion The Blue Bell (Eccles) 02/05/2018 19:30
Bring your own topic.
Has the term 'Feminism' lost its meaning? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 09/05/2018 19:30
What social classes exist in the UK now? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 14/05/2018 19:00
What social classes does the UK now have - and are some good and some bad?
Where does Philosophy end and Science begin? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 16/05/2018 19:30
Start your Ph.D here.
Critical reflection and rational dialogue? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 04/06/2018 19:00
What can we do to practise critical reflection and rational dialogue? ...........................(Based on Richard Creel’s Thinking Philosophically).
What is really causing Global Warming? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 06/06/2018 19:30
Will you come dressed in a Parka or a Bikini?
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conferencecommittee 08/06/2018 16:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 09/06/2018 09:00
PIP's National Conference Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Conference sub-committee 10/06/2018 09:00
Film Groundhog Day The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 13/06/2018 19:30
Members create best questions to ask
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
Sport: who is it good for? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/07/2018 19:00
How can I bring about big change The Blue Bell (Eccles) 04/07/2018 19:30
Leave the Kalishnikov at home, please.
When does belief become brainwashing? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 18/07/2018 19:30
Bring a Bible and some Brainsoap.
Is love the meaning of life? If not what is? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 06/08/2018 19:00
Debt and Bureaucracy through History The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/09/2018 19:00
David Graeber shows Debt and Bureaucracy grow and then crash repeatedly through History. How long will our present debts and bureaucracies last?
How much does gender/sex matter? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 01/10/2018 19:00
Which wars are just? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 05/11/2018 19:00
1) most important + 2) most enjoyable books. The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The Thinkers 03/12/2018 19:00
We choose the evenings topic on the night The Exchange (Leicester) Group 02/12/2020 00:00