Community Philosophy Festival, Oxford, April 2018.

PIP’s National Coordination Committee (NCC) are planning a Community Philosophy Festival, which will take place in Oxford in April 2018. A weekend event, from Friday through Sunday morning.

The main accommodation will be at Hertford College, as will majority of festival. https://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/. Cost for weekend accommodation is approximately £160.

There will be a fifty seater coach for members from the North West, probably leaving Preston, picking up in Southport if required, calling at Liverpool, arriving in Oxford around 4pm. Return fare will be around £45 per head. People are free to travel with us and organise their own accommodation.

Proposed Programme

Friday: On arrival registration/check in, bags in rooms, then gather together in one of Hartford’s wood panelled rooms to look at and discuss weekend programme. Dinner, and then free time and/or visiting local sites.

Saturday: (Breakfast: 8am) 9.30am: Talk/discussion regarding underlying idea and principles of PIPs, and community philosophy in general. 10.30 tea break. 11am: Group organising and facilitation workshop, and sharing experiences. 12.30pm Lunch. 1.45pm: Enquiry session/s following short video about the problems arising within group facilitation. 2.15 Break. 2.30: Talk on ‘Philosophic Dialogue’ followed by discussion and group enquiry session/s. 4.30pm: Free time. 5.30pm Dinner (eating out maybe)
Saturday evening… visiting local hostelries … and Live (in house) music and song

Sunday: (Breakfast: 8am) 9.30am: A philosophical tour of Oxford and maybe one or two enquiries throughout the day around the cafes and bookshops of Oxford. 12.30am: Lunch and review at a topical venue. Festival to finish around 4pm giving people time to explore Oxford, while those catching return coach to Liverpool and North West will leave a little earlier.

If you are interested or would like to book a place email: info@philosophyinpubs.co.uk or ring 07743 533 509

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