Lichfield U3A has three highly active Philosophy Groups, each meeting on a specific day of every month. The Groups comprise members from a wide range of backgrounds, but all with a common interest in philosophy, a desire to try to understand the subject but an open mind that this is not always possible.
Philosophy 1 meets on the second Monday am.
In October, a joint meeting of the three groups was convened at Erasmus Darwin House, where the acclaimed philosopher A C Grayling gave a fascinating talk entitled “Democracy and Its Crisis”. It was hoped that this talk could become an annual event in Lichfield’s cultural calendar and plans are now coming together for the Second Lichfield U3A Annual Philosophy Seminar in September, when Professor Helen Steward, will be talking. Professor Steward has been attributed to being one of the “50 Most Influential Living Philosophers.
For further information please contact A. Hooper by clicking onto the CONTACT link at the top of the page and leave a message.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Fri Oct 18th||2019 Philosophy Seminar|
Commencing at 2.00pm and finishing at around 4.00pm.
Venue- Erasmus Darwin House, Beacon Street, Lichfield, WS13 7AD.
Speaker-Simon Blackburn, who is retired Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University and holds the title of Distinguished Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina. Professor Blackburn is a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge and a member of the professoriate of the New College of Humanities, London. He is a former President of the Aristotelian Society and Fellow of the British Academy. Professor Blackburn’s speciality is Metaethics.
Title of Seminar- “Post Truth, Fake News”
Format– Professor Blackburn will talk for about 45 minutes, after which there will be an opportunity for questions and answers, followed by light refreshments.
Ticket Price– as the audience is limited to a strict maximum of 40, entrance will be by pre- purchased ticket only, at a price of £10.00. Please make cheques payable to Lichfield U3A.
Please contact Shaun Bowden to reserve your place.