'We aim to offer a much-needed space to exchange ideas and opinions and to debate a whole range of subjects. Salon meetings are not a series of pre-programmed lectures in which people sit passively and listen. The idea is for the audience to challenge speakers and be challenged themselves by different ideas. If you feel that there is a debate-shaped hole in your life, and you live in or around Birmingham, then come along.'
University of Birmingham
'Every month the Bloomsbury Institute hosts an unforgettable night out for book lovers in the heart of literary London. Join our e-newsletter and never miss an invite, exclusives and news of events coming soon.' "Our favourite literary evening in London" (Culture Whisper)
'The salons run from 5.00-7.00 pm ... They're completely free and seats will now be available on the night itself on a first come, first served basis, so get there early.'
Programme of evening meetings.
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'We sell beautiful and useful books. We run courses in ukulele, philosophy, Latin, foraging, carpentry and more. We programme talks and lectures on most Thursday evenings. We sell Monmouth coffee, fine teas and cake. Opening hours are ten till six Tuesday to Saturday, and eleven till five on Sundays. We are closed on Mondays.'
'The Leeds Salon is a discussion group that hosts debates in and around Leeds ... All welcome.'
'The Salon as a social space began in 17th and 18th Century France for people interested in coming together and discussing the ideas and issues that face us in contemporary society. Though typically organised by aristocratic ladies, Salons were to become central to the intellectual ferment of the end of 18th Century hosting the great thinkers of the time, Diderot, Rousseau, Voltaire and acting as the seeding ground for ideas that would usher in a new age of democracy and freedom: the age of revolutions ...'
'Every meeting will be introduced by a short talk from a lawyer or commentator in the area under examination. The discussion will then be opened to those attending to make contributions or ask questions. The meetings will last around ninety minutes and operate under Chatham House rules.'
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Evening meetings: 'Please arrive around 6.30 pm for a prompt 6.45 pm start - expected to finish around 8.15 pm. Tickets are (£5/£3), and as space is limited, they should be booked online ... or by Emailing'. Also list related events.
First Tuesday Current Affairs Forum
Manifesto Club events are an opportunity for members to get together, have a drink, swap ideas, argue and debate: SALONS – These are small gatherings where individuals with a particular area of interest can come together over a glass of wine to work through ideas. Most salons begin with a short introduction by an invited speaker, before moving on to informal discussion and debate; CLUB NIGHTS – Club Nights are regular get-togethers for Manifesto Club members and their guests. The evenings have a short formal part – a debate, film showing or poetry reading. The remainder of the evening is a chance to have a drink, and to meet with other Manifesto Club members. Club nights are free for members; non-members will be charged a small entrance fee; DINNERS – Thoughtful and provocative speakers give a pre-dinner talk, followed by a discussion; and everyone is invited to come along, enjoy good food, good wine and good company. Manifesto Club members can attend dinners at a discounted rat ...