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

Topic Venue Presenter Date Time
Social meetup The Crown (Liverpool) The group 27/05/2019 14:15
No topic today, just relaxing conversation . . .
Ulysses Reading Group Lime Kiln (Concert Square) Jim 27/05/2019 18:00
Penelope. The climax of Ulysses. YES.
POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY: The Liberal Society and its Critics. Frodsham Community Centre Derek Meakin 28/05/2019 10:30
This topic starts from the premise that Britain today is a liberal society facing criticisms from both the right and the left of the political spectrum.But when we speak of a liberal society what do we mean? And what are these criticisms? Do they have substance and can they be met? Can liberal societies survive? This is an introductory session and no previous experience in political philosophy is required.
Style? Bluecoat Art Centre (Liverpool) Siobhan 28/05/2019 13:00
Shakespeare might have written the idea (apparel oft proclaims the man), but we've got to give Mark Twain some credit for this one. He's the one who said, "Clothes make a man. Naked people have little or no influence on society."
Does social media reflect life? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Paul J 28/05/2019 19:15
The Testament of Mary The Queen Hotel (Chester) Group 02/06/2019 14:00
Colm Toibin novel at Chester Literature in Pubs (CLIPS)
Honesty or Integrity? The Crown (Liverpool) Allen 03/06/2019 14:15
Sub-committee meeting The Crown (Liverpool) Merseyside PIPs 03/06/2019 16:00
What are Selves? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 03/06/2019 19:00
What are selves: Brains, regenerating bodies, social constructions, souls - or something else?
Population growth (good or bad)? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Michael G 04/06/2019 19:15
The Human Animal ? The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Open Forum 05/06/2019 13:00
Open Forum The Melting Pot Cafe (Redruth) Kerry 05/06/2019 17:00
What is beauty? The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 05/06/2019 19:00
To be revealed on the night! The Exchange (Leicester) Clare 05/06/2019 19:20
What's wrong with people being rich? Littlebury Hotel (Bicester) Open forum 05/06/2019 19:30
What does it mean to be an adult? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Jenny 05/06/2019 19:30
What controls should be in place to restrict immigration? The Plough Inn (Herefordshire) Marc 05/06/2019 20:00
PIP's National Festival Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Merseyside PIPs 07/06/2019 16:00
4pm) Registration in Main Lounge. 7pm) Panel debate and round table discussions. 9pm) Stand-up Philosophy. 10pm) Socialising
PIP's National Festival Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Merseyside PIPs 08/06/2019 09:30
9.30am) Panel Debate + round table discussion. 10am) Cafe Enquiry. 11.30) Workshop. 2pm) Keynote speaker. 4pm) City waklk. 4pm) Workshop. 7.30pm) Panel Debate and round table discussions. 9pm) Arthur Adlen's Commemorative Celebration.
PIP's National Festival Adelphi Hotel (Liverpool City Centre) Merseyside PIPs 09/06/2019 10:00
10am) Panel Debate and round table discussions. 10am) Pub Enquiry. 11.30) Speaker (uni of L'pool) 2.30pm) Festival Review.
Historical Moments Lime Kiln (Concert Square) Russell 10/06/2019 18:15
Seizing the moment, in the light of climate change protest.
EXISTENTIALISM REVISITED Frodsham Community Centre Richard Johnson 11/06/2019 10:30
Though famous as the feminist author of The Second Sex, Simone de Beauvoir is also known for her incisive study of ethics in her book The Ethics of Ambiguity. Albert Camus, by contrast, focused on human existence as a whole, which he characterized as absurd. What did Beauvoir mean by ethical ambiguity? What did Camus mean by absurdity? What did these two thinkers contribute to existentialist philosophy? These will be our main questions.This is an introductory course and all are welcome. Richard Johnson will examine de Beauvoir's ethics of ambiguity and Derek Meakin will discuss Camus' claim that human existence is absurd.
What is Thought? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Paul D 11/06/2019 19:15
Perspectives on Ageing Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 13/06/2019 19:15
Looking at our perceptions and conceptions of ageing...
Memory The Rose & Crown (Bebington) Martin 19/06/2019 13:00
Intelligence? Keith's Wine Bar (L'pool South) Gordon 19/06/2019 19:15
TBA The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Linda L 19/06/2019 19:30
What is my purpose in society? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Joerge 19/06/2019 19:30
Defining Socialism! (Marx study group) Jack Jones House Paul B Smith 20/06/2019 18:00
As per our programme, we will have a discussion on ‘Definitions of socialism’.
Wonder in the 21st century Halfway House (Childwall) Edna 27/06/2019 19:15
Claims to virtuousness! The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 01/07/2019 19:00
Priests and politicians claim to be virtuous. How are they virtuous and how should they be virtuous?
Free will The Cock Hotel (Wellington) 03/07/2019 19:00
If I'm offended does intention matter? Littlebury Hotel (Bicester) Open forum 03/07/2019 19:30
Benefits of philosophical thinking - Discuss. The Blue Bell (Eccles) Mike 03/07/2019 19:30
Committee Meeting The Crown (Liverpool) Merseyside Committee 08/07/2019 16:00
Usual business and preparations for A G M
Philosophy of Psychology Halfway House (Childwall) Open forum 11/07/2019 19:15
PIP's Annual General Meeting The Ship & Mitre Merseyside Committee 17/07/2019 18:00
All members welcome
PIP's AGM The Ship & Mitre Merseyside PIPs 17/07/2019 18:30
TBA The Greyhound (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Linda L 17/07/2019 19:30
Why do we have huge inequalities? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Peter 17/07/2019 19:30
How can we formulate philosophical questions? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Maggie 07/08/2019 19:30
Why do we expect the Univers of Randomness to be fair? The Blue Bell (Eccles) Jane 21/08/2019 19:30
How can we achieve Happiness? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) The group 02/09/2019 19:00
Surveillance/punishment on Social Media? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 07/10/2019 19:00
What is good/bad about the surveillance and punishment of what some people say on social media and elsewhere?
What are most entertaining Fictions and Fallacies today? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 04/11/2019 19:00
Jeremy Bentham (1824) wrote wittily about fictions and fallacies based on what he learned when studying the House of Commons. What are the most entertaining Fictions and Fallacies today?
To be revealed on the night! The Exchange (Leicester) Clare 06/11/2019 19:20
What is Literature? The Sportsman (Huddersfield) Open forum 02/12/2019 19:00
Should Bob Dylan have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature?