Discussion Group

Discussion Groups take place weekly, every Monday evening, usually at 19.00 at the Old Bell Inn on Causewayside (unless otherwise stated). We cover a range of philosophical topics throughout the academic year. You are most welcome to think about the topic beforehand, or just turn up on the night and learn about something new (no previous knowledge required).

Details for each individual Discussion Group event will usually be posted on our Facebook page the week before.

Discussion Group


Monday nights.

Discussion Group semester 1 2023/24

11th Sep 19:00Old Bell InnWho in the world am I?
18th Sep 19:00Old Bell InnPlastic effigy: the girlbossification of Barbie
25th Sep 19:00TBCPerspectivism: Metaphors and designations–a thousand meanings through one eye
02nd Oct 19:00TBCReverberations of African thinkers: from instructions of Ptahhotep to Africana philosophy
9th Oct 19:00TBCPsychology Society Collab
Extreme duress: the moral qualms of psychological experimentation
23rd Oct 19:00TBCStay gently in the good night– philosophy of stagnation and convalescence
30th Oct 19:00TBCHalloween (pub quiz): what is dead may never die?
6th Nov 19:00TBCSurvival in 500: collective remembrance through Guy Fawkes
13th Nov 19:00TBCHooliganism and glory support: factionalism in sport.
20th Nov 19:00TBCNihilism: nothing, nothingness, and nothing more
27th Dec 19:00TBCBuddhism with special guest Takeshi Morisato
4th Dec 19:00TBCThe gift of giving: the ethics of altruism and charity

Past Discussion Groups.