Kingston Philosophy Café News

NOTES FOR EDITORS

This section contains links to press releases and occasional updates from Kingston Philosophy Café, the most recent at the top. There is further information about KPC elsewhere on this website, and we can also be contacted at the following address: kingstonphilosophycafe@gmail.com

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ AND RHACC present ...

a Public Lecture given by

Professor Simon Blackburn, University of Cambridge

Is Post-Truth Fake News?

Chair: Dr Filiz Peach

When: Wednesday November 21st

Where: Queen Charlotte Hall, RHACC (Theatre), Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey TW9 2RE

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Admission £5, tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite by using the link below:

Tickets

 

Interview with Peter Dews

A fascinating interview with Peter Dews, who gave us a talk on Emmanuel Levinas back in June 2018.  The subject of the interview is "The Idea of Hope", and it covers how Peter's intellectual history, including his study of Levinas, led to his book "The Idea of Evil", which could also have been called "The Idea of Hope".

The inteview is by Talita Cavaignac & Thomas Amorim and appeared in the New Left Review, Issue 112, 2018

 

South West London Humanists' Event

Following Peter Clark's discussion at KPC of "What is the purpose of prison?", by coincidence this related event in Kingston has been scheduled:

SWLH Annual Public Lecture in Kingston - Tue 2 Oct: "Does Prison Work?"

According to Dostoyevsky: "The degree of civilisation in a society is revealed by entering its prisons." Our Annual Lecture focuses on a subject many prefer to ignore: prisons and the way we treat criminals.

Professor Francis Pakes will look at prisons in England and Wales and provide a comparison with the way prisoners are treated in the Netherlands, Norway and Iceland. What can we learn? An international authority on criminal justice Professor Francis Pakes is Professor in Criminology at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He studied psychology in Groningen (the Netherlands) and received his PhD from Leiden University in the Netherlands). He joined the University of Portsmouth in 1998. Francis has a keen interest in comparative criminal justice and the role of globalisation and shaping criminal justice across the globe.

7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm) Room PRJG001, John Galsworthy Building, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston KT1 2EE.

Capacity is limited, so it's essential to register: click here to register and for detail.

The event is free and open to everyone, but we will ask those who can afford it to make a donation to help cover the costs (students aren't expected to donate).

 

Special Event in conjunction with Kingston Library

On Saturday 8th September 2018 2-4 p.m., Barrie Selwyn, lead tutor at the School of Ideas at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, will give an enjoyable talk at Kingston Library to introduce anyone with an interest in philosophy, or just a curiosity, to the subject: Who was Immanuel Kant?

The Portcullis Trust

The Middle east in Turmoil

A talk by Sir William Patey KCMG

Thursday 16 January 2018

Queen Charlotte Hall,
RHACC, Parkshot,
Richmond TW9 2RE
Door and bar from 7pm
Talk starts 7.30pm

Richmond Adult Community College (RACC) is holding and Event Remembering War - The Last Post -

In the dead of night, in the middle of winter, Doctor Watson pays an impromptu visit on his old friend Sherlock Holmes.  Their conversation progresses, touching on Holmes's cocaine addiction and his dalliance with Freud.  Stories from childhood are revealed, including the appearance of a mysterious crying boy.

To compare and contrast the style of Conan Doyle's original writing and this drama, the play is supported by a companion piece, a performed reading of a lesser known Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Creeping Man.

The Entire Theatre Company, whose play Orbits played at RACC in September, specialise in small cast, stripped back productions.  Their motto: 'Small Stage - Big Ideas'.

"An intriguing and engaging evening's entertainment."

"I own all the Sherlock Holmes stories in the Strand originals and this felt like one I'd missed."

"As a shrink, I loved it!"

Details of RACC School of Ideas programme for Autumn 2017 can be found HERE

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, February 2014
KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, January 2014

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFÉ HELD AT LOCAL HERO ON TUESDAY THE 3RD OF DECEMBER AT 6.00 PM are now avaiable HERE

The paper by Jeremy Smithers on 'Growth' based on his talk of 3 December 2013  is now available for download

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, July 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, June 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, May 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, April 2013 
Kieran Quill's Paper On Philosophy and Quantum mechanics which will be the basis of his talk on 17 July can be downloaded here

 KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, February 2013

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2012 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, August 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, July 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, June 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, May 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, April 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2012 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, Feb 2012

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, Jan 2012 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2011 
Roger Harrison's paper on Plato's Euthrypro can be read at http://www.e-voice.org.uk/kingstonphilosophycafe/files/view/philosophy-cafe-briefings/Plato's_Euthyphro..pdf

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2011 - and please contact us by October 23 if you have any thoughts about 2012 Think in Kingston - theme? when? whether?...

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2011 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2011 - see also Guy Woodall's philosophy blog www.campaignforrealphilosophy.blogspot.com - comments and criticism welcomed.

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, August 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, June-July 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, May-June 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, April-May 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, February 2011

KINGSTON PHILOSOPY CAFE UPDATE, January 2011 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2010

NEW: Try The Good Life Quiz at htttp://www.thegoodlifequiz.com. Mark Vernon, who devised the quiz andwhose new book is The Good Life (Hodder) spoke to Kingston Philosophy Cafe last year. Here he questions some popular self-help messages and says we need the wisdom of the old thinkers as well as the empirical findings of the new psychologists.

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2010

"Malmesbury bids to become UK's first 'philosophy town'... the market town that gave us philosopher Thomas Hobbes is aiming to become Britain's capital of thought", Guardian, 18/10/10 

"Philosophy: an urban pursuit? Liverpool's Philosophy in the City festival is aiming to bring philosophical research out of academia and into urban life", Guardian 8/10/10 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2010

Kingston Philosophy Cafe is two years old in September 2010
See cutting from Kingston Guardian, 2/9/10 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, August 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, July 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, June 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, May 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, April 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2010 - Read also Professor Kate Soper's findings on "Alternative Hedonism:a theory and politics of consumption" (her Kingston Philosophy Cafe topic in March) at http://www.consume.bbk.ac.uk/researchfindings/althedonism.pdf - and some of her very interesting papers, articles, and further reading on "Alternative Hedonism, Countering Consumerism and Sustainable Consumption" are now on the KPC website at  http://www.e-voice.org.uk/kingstonphilosophycafe/files/?folder_id=3946640.

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, February 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, January 2010 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2009

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, August 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, July 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, June 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, May 2009 

PHILOSOPHY CAFE IN KINGSTON TIME & LEISURE, APRIL 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, April 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, March 2009

PRESS RELEASE, March 2009: Kingston Philosophy Café to celebrate Adult Learners’ Week and Kingston Readers’ Festival in May with a talk by Professor Steven Connor on "Writing, Thinking, Playing and Laughing"

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, February 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, January 2009 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, December 2008

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, November 2008 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, October 2008 

KINGSTON PHILOSOPHY CAFE UPDATE, September 2008 

PRESS RELEASE, 6/9/08: Encouraging start to Kingston Philosophy Café 

PRESS RELEASE, AUGUST 08: New in the Rose Theatre - Kingston Philosophy Café