Spring ’12 schedule now complete

The spring term schedule is now complete.  As before, we’ll meet at the Friends’ Meeting House, Eastcott Hill, Swindon SN1 3JF, on Fridays from 7.40.

06-Jan:             Against and for atheism

13-Jan:             Free will / free won’t

20-Jan:             Well being

27-Jan:             People and planet: getting the order right

03-Feb:            The anatomy of the UK economy: who gets what?

10-Feb:            Strong agnosticism

17-Feb:            Ethical dilemmas revisited

24-Feb:            Big Society = BS?

02-Mar:           The experience of writing

09-Mar:           On what matters

16-Mar:           Access to water: equity/conflict, sustainability and allocation

23-Mar:           The philosophies of risk

30-Mar:           ‘Where is your **** God?’: belief in the face of suffering

       There is a charge of £2.00 (students free) to cover expenses.

Friday 16th Dec: “Can we afford human rights in immigration?”

This Friday is the final PhilSoc meeting before Christmas.

Our speaker will be the lawyer Daniel Merlo: his presentation is a discussion of human rights theory in the context of contemporary human rights practice in immigration in the United Kingdom.  The talk will range from the development of natural law during the Enlightenment to considering how human rights fit in with capitalism and democracy, whilst at the same time challenging some of the current misconceptions about immigration.  Should be an interesting evening!

Please note the next meeting will take place on 6th January. Have a good (and thoughtful) Christmas!

9th December: “Camus as Moralist”

Camus’s writings have been said to have had a decisive influence on the political convictions of many Frenchmen, yet he often sounds like a Christian moralist. One way of moving toward an understanding of his political convictions may be to recognise their theological dimension…. come along on Friday to find out more and join the debate.