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Every Friday
GENEVA
Breakfast forum

Geneva Study Group

Various weekly themes, providing a stimulating start to the day

07:30 WCC, Route de Ferney 150
Contact and Registration: geneva@therenaissanceforum.org
Tue 2 Oct
Belfast
Evening Forum

CHicken or Egg? Does society make character or character make society?

The forum will consider four extracts from great works to inform the subject of this two-hour discussion:
Plato – The Gold Ring of Gyges
Hermann Hesse – Siddartha
David Riesman – The Lonely Crowd
Barbara Dossey – Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer

18:30 (finger buffet from 18:00) The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD
Contact and Registration: belfast@therenaissanceforum.org
Wed 3 Oct
London
Evening Forum

Chicken or Egg? Does society make character or character make society?

The forum will consider four extracts from great works to inform the subject of this two-hour discussion:

Plato – The Gold Ring of Gyges
Hermann Hesse – Siddartha
David Riesman – The Lonely Crowd
Barbara Dossey – Florence Nightingale: Mystic, Visionary, Healer

19:00 (Refreshments from 18:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org
Sat 6 Oct
Amsterdam
Saturday Morning Forum

The Challenge of Evil

Featuring discussion of three short extracts informing this challenging subject :

Romeo Dallaire – The Haunting
Hannah Arendt – Eichmann in Jerusalem
Reformers and Resisters – a selection of well-known people from history who have had major roles in embracing or resisting change to evil practices

09:00 To be advised
Contact and Registration: jeff.renaissanceforum@gmail.com
Thu 6 Dec
London
Breakfast Forum

The Qualities of a Leader

The topic of this pre-Christmas forum will be informed by discussion of short extracts from some powerful classics:

Robert Musil – The Man without Qualities
William Manchester – Winston Churchill: The Last Lion
Oscar Wilde – The Picture of Dorian Grey
Robert Bolt – Thomas More: A Man for all Seasons

 

08:00 (light breakfast from 07:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org
Tue 5 Feb
Belfast
Evening Forum

Steering through Chaos part 1 – Rabies and Rights (Envy)

Further curriculum information tba.

18:30 (finger buffet from 18:00) The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD
Contact and Registration: belfast@therenaissanceforum.org
Thu 7 Feb
London
Breakfast Forum

London Forum – theme to be advised

08:00 (light breakfast from 07:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org
Thu 16 May
London
Breakfast Forum

London Forum – theme to be advised

08:00 (light breakfast from 07:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org
Tue 21 May
Belfast
Evening Forum

Steering through Chaos part 2 – Our Temporary Insanity (Anger)

Further curriculum details tba.

18:30 (finger buffet from 18:00) The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD
Contact and Registration: belfast@therenaissanceforum.org
Thu 3 Oct
London
Breakfast Forum

London Forum – theme to be advised

08:00 (light breakfast from 07:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org
Tue 15 Oct
Belfast
Evening Forum

Steering through Chaos part 3 – “Whatever!” (Sloth)

Further curriculum details tba.

18:30 (finger buffet from 18:00) The Mount Business & Conference Centre, Woodstock Link, Belfast BT6 8DD
Contact and Registration: belfast@therenaissanceforum.org
Thu 5 Dec
London
Breakfast Forum

London Forum – theme to be advised

08:00 (light breakfast from 07:30) The Carlton Club, 69 St James's Street, London SW1A 1PJ
Contact and Registration: secretary@therenaissanceforum.org