Lewes

PPE for PEOPLE

Politics, Philosophy, Economics: PPE for PEOPLE
THCC
Tuesdays 1000-1200 (4 sessions: 30th Apr, 21st May, 11th Jun, 2nd Jul)(the 30th Apr session is for new members to see what has transpired so far and for existing members who wish to welcome new members and keep abreast of developing discussion)

Convener: Roger Hurley

Maximum: 55

In its third term, this is a programme for everyone - a programme which seeks to aid our approach to meeting the challenge of modernity. There is room for a further 20 members.

Most of us are interested in PPE but would not necessarily use those letters to summarise the focus of their attention. The programme is participative as far as possible. Members will have the opportunity to air their views and concerns in a supportive environment as well as make presentations on their specialism should they wish to do so. In short, serious and, importantly, fun wherever possible.

As A.C. Grayling put it in U3A Sources (Summer 2018) there is a reward for “endeavouring to make sense of things rationally, creatively and sensibly” and from a peer luminary “I envy the opportunity for shared enquiry”.

That opportunity includes people challenging assumptions and preconceived notions (particularly theirs as well as other’s and those of the wider world) and seek insights (new learning) that throw light on our deeper, and possibly unformed, thoughts. And, dare we have an ambition to move beyond current divisions and have a positive view of the future?

The contrast of the slowness of human change with the speed of technological advances may be one expression of the challenge of modernity. Perhaps, then, it is our responsibility to seek to recalibrate that which is of value to society at large.

If this is of interest then it is important to commit, as part of a continuum, to the three sessions.

Anyone who wants to discover more about the course than is written here (e.g. topics so far and possible Summer Term topics) should contact the convener who will welcome any enquiries.

Heraclitus (Greek Philosopher, 6th Century BCE) said “No person steps into the same river twice, for it is not the same river and they are not the same person”.

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More Group Pages
A History of Jazz Britain Art Matters
Badminton Beginner
Birdwatching Book Circle
Bridge One Bridge Two
Charlar y discutir en espanol2 Classical Greek
Coffee Club Creative Writing Group
Current Issues Deutsch sprechen macht SpaB
Engineering & Technology Exploring 20th Century Music
Fast Italian (for Beginners) Film Appreciation
French 1 French 2
French 3 French 4 Advanced
French Language Book Group Further Landmarks Children
Geology German Language Book Club
Hands-on Art Herman Melville
Holiday Group In The News
Italian for Fun Jazz Club
Knitting Listening to musicals
Living History 1 Living History 2
Living History 3 Out and About
PICARESQUES:travel writing Play Reading 1
Play Reading 2 Playford Tea Dance
Poetry Matters:Winter and Autumn Public Lecture
Railways for Everbody(new) Russian for Improvers
Russian Pushkin- Solzhenitsyn Science matters
Science Series Scrabble
Sewing with Machines. Social Cycling
South East Explorers Soviet Music
Spanish Studies in Musical
Tales of India (new) Theatre Group
Wine Tasting Wisdom Traditions East West
Woman Artists Weimar Republic Women Artists
Writing Workshop*