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 School of Economic Science – Happiness, Reason and Consciousness

Philosophy for All

Thank you to all of the growing number of people coming to the events in Cambridge and Peterborough

  The motivation is;

  • to make the benefits of philosophy available and accessible to everybody
  • to stimulate enquiry into life’s most important questions

Events Coming up

·         Annual Lecture – And the rest is History

·         Peterborough Philosophy in the  Park – Monthly

·         The Grantchester Lectures – A feast of discovery

See below for details

If there is a subject that you would like to explore with others through the medium of philosophy, please let us know. We are always happy to get new and interesting issues to tackle.


 

 

An invitation to a talk.

 

And the Rest is History

A talk by

 

John De Val

 

at Sidney Sussex College, Sidney St., Cambridge CB2 3HU

Thursday 28th September, 7:30pm

 

£6 tickets include refreshments and can be bought from the website eventbrite, or at the door ( £5 if bought before 21st September)

 

It is all too common today to look upon rest as simply the absence of work. And whilst work is taken very seriously, with strenuous efforts made to increase its productivity, very little attention is given to the subject of rest. But it was an important factor in the lives of many of the most creative and productive people in the past and continues to be so today. This talk will explore the scope for making rest a more significant factor in our own lives.

 

Email:  info@cbphilosophy.org              web:  www.cbphilosophy.org

            Tel: 0845 450 3688 (local rate)

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/and-the-rest-is-history-tickets-37385808961

 

Grantchester

 

                   Philosophy has been discussed beneath the trees of the Orchard at Grantchester for over a century with a cast including Wittgenstein, Rupert Brooke, Virginia Woolf and Bertrand Russell. The Summer lectures still draw those interested in finding meaning and truth every year to this magical place.  Starting at 10:30am ‘til 12:30 with a break halfway.

 

Dates for your diary;

Saturday         Aug 19th Foundation of the Nation. Explore the depths of the work done in the “Dark Ages” to build the core values we now call “British”

Saturday         Sept 16th To Love and be Loved. Is love in such short supply in the world as it seems? What can we do about it? What is it anyway?

 

 For more information please call 0845 450 3688

 

The Orchard Tea Rooms can be reached by taking Junction 11 off the M11, following the signs to Grantchester and turning left off the road to Trumpington.  Be careful; the entrance is very easy to pass.  Alternatively, it can be reached by cycling or walking the riverside from Cambridge. Do try the wonderful home-made scones! Please note there is a charge now for parking, which can be used towards paying for food and drink.

 

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Philosophy in the Park

2017/18 season

 

A  series of talks and discussions in the friendly and comfortable surroundings

of the Buttercross tearoom in Central Park, Peterborough.

Free of charge and open to all.

Subjects chosen by you will be;

·         Thoughts – Do I control them or do they control me?

·         Living your true life

·         The fundamental interconnectedness of everything

·         Is the answer to everything Physics?

·         How to control fear?

·         Love and kindness

·         What is reality?

·         Does materialism help us to be happy?

·         Relative and absolute truth

·         Consciousness – does it exist?

·         Forgiveness- do we ever really forgive?

·         What should we be doing with the life we have left?

 

Order of appearance tba.

 

Each session starts at 10.00 a.m. on the first Saturday each month and finishes noonish with a break halfway. The park is ten minutes’ walk from the town centre and parking is in park crescent, PE1 4DY.

*except January- Green Backyard (town end of Oundle Road between the railway bridge and the London Road junction)

 

 

Updates available at

 

 

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