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Discussion Circles are discussion groups that meet regularly in pubs.
Open to all; everyone who attends is a member; non-party & non-sectarian.
Some sessions are based on Melvyn Bragg's Radio 4 programme 'In our Time' (IoT). We also use as a resource the Open Democracy.net (odn) and the BBC's Thinking Allowed(TA) plus, occasionally a specific book, poem or art work.
Usually free of charge, although an occasional £1.00 donation may be requested.
Very flexible - attend when you can - each session is self-contained
Notes provided in advance for each meeting to all members (by e-mail or post and also in this website).
The aim is to explore the topic, sharing views and ideas in a very informal way. The evening is relaxed and everybody gets a chance to have a say. The idea is not to get on your soap box but to share your views and also learn from the views of others.
Most evenings there are between 10 and 16 participants. We sit roughly in a circle and contribute informally and, hopefully, reasonably concisely.
Normally minutes on the discussion are not published.
If you want ready made notes to start a discussion or are just curious what we talked about in our discussions then an achive of notes is available here