Philosophy Cafe success

A series of philosophy cafes held throughout Ellon, Meldrum and Inverurie are proving successful with the locals.

The charity - The Philosophy Cafe, offer a range of discussions by academics across various locations in the North-east.

The cafes, which have been running for two years have attracted a mix of people interested in vibrant street level discussion on issues of the day.

The cafes are open to anyone - only real life experience is desired.

The cafe is currently held in libraries across Ellon, Oldmeldrum, Inverurie and Kintore with it proving particularly popular at the Inverurie venue with audiences ranging from 25–56.

The cafes have received very positive feedback to date, indicating that many people attending have welcomed the chance to meet with others, engage with an academic in their home setting and make new friends.

With almost 200 members, the charity is still looking to grow and welcome new faces.

The cost of attending is priced at just £3.

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Philosophy programme:

February 20 at 7pm - Inverurie Library: Conflict/The Never-ending Peace Process

March 20 at 7pm - Meldrum Library: Sport / Winning – What’s wrong with using performance enhancing drugs? April 17 at 7pm - Ellon Library: Tough Questions in Medical Ethics

May 15 at 7pm - Inverurie Library: Are there only seven stories in the world?

June 19 at 7pm - Kintore Library: Archaeology : Digging up the past - is it just a lot of old rubbish?

August 29: Inverurie (Launch event for World of Words)

September 18 - Scottish Justice: Peterhead Library (linked to the new prison)

October 16 - Ellon

October and November – Inverurie.