Newcastle Philosophy Society

Events January to July 2009     


cafe philosophique
Cafe culture continued
Philosophy in Film
Philosophy drop in
Quakers and philosophy
Study Groups
summer special
contact information


Summer Special
The Society Summer Special is a one off event held during the summer months.

This year the event will be organised as a day school in association with Northumbria University. The general theme is 'philosophy in everyday life' .

Time: 10am to 3.30pm

Venue: Ellison Building Room D112

Date: 27th June 2009

Critical thinking skills and the method of Socratic Dialogue will be used to develop the theme. Further information will be available nearer the event date.

Café Culture Continued:

Café Philosophique events held on Monday evenings in association with Café Culture will be followed by a discussion the following Monday. An NPS member will assist the discussion.

Date: 29th June on Religion and Politics (following Prof Peter Jones talk)

          27th July on Medical Ethics (following Ray Tallis talk)

Venue: Dance City Urban Café/ 1st floor social area

Time: 7pm

Philosophy in Film   

Group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of month. The aim is to discuss the philosophical implications and questions raised by a film: epistemological, ontological and moral. Membership of the Society is essential for this Group.

Time: 6:30pm to 9pm

Venue: Quaker Meeting House

Date: January 20                Film: "The Matrix" :-what is reality? Films/Matrix1.htm

             Feburary 17             Film: "Minority Report":-problem of freewill?Films/MinorityReport1.htm

             March 17                  Film: "Road to Perdition"

Philosophy Drop In:

A free format open discussion session where all are welcome to raise questions and comment on issues. The aim is to involve people who do not normally consider philosophy as being important or relevant to them.

Meetings will be on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month. Someone from Newcastle Philosophy Society will be at the Lit & Phil, Westgate Road, from 10am to promote the discussion in the café area downstairs.

Everyone is welcome to join in.

Venue: Lit & Phil, Westgate Road (near Central Station)

Time: 10am

Quakers and Philosophy:

Joint NPS-Quakers meetings starting in the New Year to discuss topics of common interest. Further information will be made available on the NPS website.

Venue: Meetings are usually held at the Quaker Meeting House, Archbold Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1DB.