Shrewsbury

Reading Group 1

Monthly Last Wednesday 2.00pm

From a choice of books offered by Shrewsbury Library we select 12, aiming to read some books outside our comfort zone to broaden our horizons.

Each month we read one of these before the meeting then, on the day, we discuss its strengths and weaknesses. It is stimulating - and revealing - when we are not in agreement. It reinforces the argument that while our individual thoughts are invaluable, they can often be prejudiced too.

According to the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, a co-operative society with a strong benevolent leader is needed to steer us along a considered and enlightened path. Discussion of the book leads us naturally on to the issues it has highlighted. Last year (2012) we discussed Islam, immigration, beliefs in the 16th century and thoughts arising from gardening, to name but a few.

If all this sounds stuffy, believe me it's not. We're a friendly, relaxed group and we have lots of laughs.

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Antiques Appreciation Architecture
Art Appreciation Birdwatching
Bridge Bridge 2
Café Society Chess
Cinema Classical Music Appreciation
Creative Writing Digital Photography
Digital Photography 2 Drawing and Painting 2
Economics Family History 3
Folk Music French Conversation
Golf Croquet History
History 2 History of Science & Invention
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Just Walking Knitting
Latin Local History
Looking at Art Luncheon Club 1
Luncheon Club 2 Mahjong
Modern Art History Music Appreciation
Music Appreciation 2 Nature Watch
New Groups News Philosophy A
Philosophy C Philosophy for Beginners
Philosophy of Social Change Poetry Appreciation
Reading Group 1 Scrabble
Theatre Topical Discussion
Topical Discussion 2 Ukulele
Walkers 1 Walkers 2 Hill Strollers
Walks Medium 1 Walks Medium 2
Walks Medium 3 Walks Medium 4 Hilly
Walks Medium 5 Hilly Walks Short
Welsh Conversation Whist for Beginners