We have just learned that Veritas is closed on the 10th of July and therefore we have decided to cancel the July meeting.  We will return to the topic of popular music and society in the future.

Some of us will be meeting outside Veritas on Monday at 1.45pm anyway, then adjourning to the George for a drink and chat at 2pm.  Feel free to join us.

 

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 10th of July at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

We are discussing the connection between popular music and its social and political roots. Rik will introduce the topic by looking at jazz and blues

What is your music and what was happening in the wider society which gave rise to it? If you want Rik to play a short extract of a track to illustrate your choice, let me know. Rik will be bringing along a portable player.

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 12th of June at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

Ian will introduce the topic of Violence.

“That war is just which is necessary” (Machiavelli)  Empty rhetoric in the service of the powerful? Or a truth which we are forced to acknowledge?

 

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 8th of May at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.
Rik will open the discussion on “Free Will”.
A useful source for the topic is Bob Doyle’s book, “Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy”. Amazon has a number of reviews.

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 13th of March at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

John introduces the topic of “Careers”.

What are the consequences for careers in the so-called ‘gig economy’?

The next meeting of Talking Allowed in Leeds is on Monday 13th of February at 1.45pm. The venue is Veritas Ale and Wine Bar, Great George Street, Leeds.

Jane asks “What is the point of family history?”

Tracing one’s ancestors is now a popular activity with it’s own celebrity television show. Is it just a hobby or does it’s popularity have psychological or social roots?  Can it contribute anything to our wider historical knowledge?