PPE: Politics, Philosophy, Enjoyment
We always meet on the third Tuesday of the month at The Commercial, Slaithwaite, starting at about 8.00pm.
We ran a very succesful ‘Colne Valley Festival of Ideas’ between October 20th and 26th, covering everywhere from Marsden to Milnsbridge, with events and discussions art a wide range of venues. Let us know if you’re interested in helping with a similar event in 2013! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Free University of Slawit is an informal pub discussion group, with an emphasis on politics and philosophy. It happens on the third Tuesday of each month, starting 20.00 in The Commercial pub, Slaithwaite, usually in the upstairs room.
There is no ‘expert’ speaker – the discussion is friendly and informal. And it is ‘free’ – apart from having to buy the excellent beer.
Previous sessions have included discussions on the future of the NHS, the royal family, democracy and voting systems, and freedom (whether we are or not) and ‘should we have an English parliament?’. Our biggest turn-out was in February when over 40 came along to talk about the Luddites. We decided they were probably right after all.
The day went really well, with lots of time to look round both the People’s History Museum and Chetham’s Library, a real treat! Here’s a picture of us about to set off from Slawit International Parkway Hub