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

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Merseyside Committee Meeting PIP's Desk (Nerve office) Committee 20/04/2018 18:00
Religion/Theism + Non-religion/Atheism The Crown Hotel (Liverpool) Open forum 23/04/2018 14:15
Spinoza (An Introduction) The Caledonia (upstairs) Sean Owens 23/04/2018 19:00
Note: 86/80/74/75 Bus Routes stop close to the pub on Catharine Street and Myrtle Street. Parking on street and free after 6pm.
Rules of Engagement Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Alan 24/04/2018 13:00
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 24/04/2018 18:30
Courage? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Michelle 24/04/2018 19:15
Land Ethics The George Hotel (Bridport) 25/04/2018 19:30
Addiction The Black Horse Hotel (Preston) Linda P 25/04/2018 19:30
The Black Horse on Friargate(in the snug)
Language? The Halfway House (Childwall) Edna Killey 26/04/2018 19:15
Lying The Friday Forum (Liverpool) open forum 27/04/2018 14:00
No written stimulus this week- meeting in Piazza Cafe as usual.
The Morality of Prostitution The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Tommy 01/05/2018 18:30
TBA The Wellington (Bebington Village) Group 02/05/2018 14:00
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.
The Sound and the Fury Storyhouse Library Bar John 06/05/2018 13:00
Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
The Sound and the Fury The Queen Hotel John 06/05/2018 13:00
Chester LIPS (Literature in Pubs) in a new and historic venue. Venue facing the station. Discussing Faulkner's great modernist novel.
Ulysses Reading Group Lime Kiln Jim 07/05/2018 18:30
Lotus Eaters & Hades episodes
Where Should We Get Our Information From? The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Tom A. 08/05/2018 18:30
T B A The Jug and Bottle (Heswell) The group 08/05/2018 19:00
Has the term 'Feminism' lost its meaning? The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Group 09/05/2018 19:30
Is Consumption Altruistic? The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Phil 11/05/2018 19:45
T B A The Casa Bar (Liverpool) The group 12/05/2018 11:00
Philosophy and Zen Lime Kiln Russell 14/05/2018 18:30
Upstairs in 'Spoons Concert Square
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?
The Meaning of Life The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Paul B. 15/05/2018 18:30
T B A The Wellington (Bebington Village) Group 16/05/2018 14:00
Where does Philosophy end and Science begin? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 16/05/2018 19:30
Start your Ph.D here.
Mr Sammler's Planet The Railway Pub (LIPS) Jim 21/05/2018 18:30
Saul Bellow's novel
What is the role of logic in philosophy? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 21/05/2018 19:00
The World Out There The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) Paul T. 22/05/2018 18:30
TBA The George Hotel (Bridport) 23/05/2018 19:30
OPEN FORUM The Victoria Hotel (Waterloo) 29/05/2018 18:30
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
Censorship & Freedom The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) Estelle 14/06/2018 19:45
What does it mean to be human? The Perch Rock Hotel (Wallasey) 18/06/2018 19:00
International Space Station; Is it a luxury, or a beacon of international co-operation? The Blue Bell (Eccles) 20/06/2018 19:30
TBA The George Hotel (Bridport) 27/06/2018 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.
Spinoza (An Introduction) The Woodthorpe (Prestwich) 09/07/2018 19:45
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