Philosophy in Pubs and the role of the public intellectual today.

Paul Doran is one of the founders of Philosophy in Pubs (PIPs), which is the biggest network of community philosophy groups in the UK, with around 40 PIPs across the UK, including 14 in Merseyside, where PIPs began. He will talk about how PIPs started, how they work, and how he sees community philosophy developing in the future, followed by a discussion, Have a glass of you favourite drink handy.

 Paul Doran
 05/10/2020, 7:30PM


Let’s go fly a kite: exploring the enigma of creativity

“Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back” (Anais Nin) What is creativity? Are we all creative? Do we need to be more creative? What stops us being creative? For many, creativity and the creative process is “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” (Churchill). Creativity is certainly a complex, paradoxical and difficult notion to understand, as evidenced by the many theories and models that attempt to explain it. In this presentation the education consultant and researcher Paul Kleiman explores creativity through his experiences as a kite-maker and stories from the history of kite-making.

 Paul Kleiman
 02/11/2020, 7:30PM
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