Winter programme - 2012-2013 - Speakers and topics
“Change vs Progress”
Thursday, 18th October
“Plus ça change......”John Dickinson
examines the origins and delusions of the idea of progress.
Thursday, 15th November
“Why values matter in politics.” Michael Meadowcroft wonders if even unspecified promises must always be overtaken by events.
Thursday, 13th December
“In states unborn and accents yet unknown...”
Stephen Clarkemuses on whether there is any hope for progress in language.
Thursday, 17th January 2013
“The Final Frontier?”Carl Gray
reflects on technical medicine and changing attitudes to death.
Thursday, 21th February
“It's only money, isn't it?” Dorron Otter
speculates on valuation systems, Faustian contracts and short change.
Thursday, 21th March
“Engineering in Leeds – Heritage to Future.”Martyn Thomas argues that innovation is endless.
Meetings will take place from 7.30pm in the Sports Pavilion on Richmond House School's Playing Fields, accessed from Glen Road, Weetwood, and go on for as long as anyone has anything to say in the discussion which follows about 45 minutes presentation of thesis and refreshments. Attendees are requested to contribute £3 towards the room hire and refreshments.