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.