We met on 27th November 2018, and discussed logistics and possible methods of structuring the discussions. The consensus was that there should be questions or themes for structure, enough to get a conversation started, but not so much that it would restrict the dialogue.
My current thinking is that we should spend one or two months on a fairly broad topic (Roman suggested “freedom”), then look at this single subject from a variety of different vantage points; for example, philosophical, literary, scientific, economic. Vicky proposed that on a given night, one person could volunteer to give a perspective on the topic from their area of expertise or interest.
For the rest of the evening we discussed how to gain an appreciation of film, what would constitute a utopia for each of us, the conditions for effective democracy, truth and relationships in a postmodern world, consciousness and aesthetics, and gratitude in a secular context.