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Some positive outcomes from the pandemic restrictions:

As with so many groups, since March 2020 it has been impossible to hold our planned events but all is not lost! We hope you will join us to enjoy a new programme which we’re calling Talks, Thoughts and Conversations to be held via zoom through this autumn and the New Year’s winter months on the first Thursday evenings of Oct – Dec and Feb – April 2022. These are free for you to join from the comfort of your homes and we hope will bring interest, food for thought and some cheer through the cooler months of the year.

You will need to book so that we can open the zoom door to you on the night – but other than that, just set aside an hour, bring a drink to help make it a special occasion and sit back and enjoy! As always, we will welcome your questions to the speakers either sent beforehand or typed up and sent via the zoom question tab during the talk itself. There will be plenty of time allotted to addressing the issues and questions you raise as we value your thoughts and contributions. Thinking Without Borders is about all of us sharing thoughts and ideas together, though if you prefer just to listen – then that’s good too.  We look forward to welcoming you back in the autumn! Here’s the menu to whet your appetite!

Autumn Series of Talks, Thoughts and Conversations:

  • Oct 7thWho do we think we are – and why? Julian Baggini, the renowned, popular philosopher poses thought-provoking questions for all of us about notions of identity.   
  • Nov 4th: Scotus, Freedom and the Declaration of Arbroath. Philip Tonner from Glasgow University will be in conversation with Andrew Raymond Barr of The Illustrated Declaration of Arbroath, raising historic and current questions regarding ideas of freedom, community and ways of creating a different future. 
  • Dec. 2nd: Shifting Sands and Quaking Bogs: Border Landscapes and Romanticism. David Stewart from Northumbria University considers questions and significances of borders and borderlands.

Winter Series 2022: We have some exciting ideas for the Winter 2022 series and will post up details about our speakers and topics as soon as they’re firmed up.

Please mark up your calendars for 7.15 on Thursdays Oct 7th, Nov 4th and Dec 2nd and wherever you are, just ‘zoom-in’ and come and join us!



Our annual David Hume Food for Thought Dinner

We hope that by April 2022 we can hold our David Hume Dinner again and invite you to enjoy the best of cuisine and wine in true Humean style! We know how much Hume delighted in these shared pleasures with friends and don’t we ache for them again?  We have booked Chirnside Hall Hotel for the evening of Saturday April 23rd so please mark it up in your diaries! We hope that come next Spring we can meet up for a really joyous and memorable evening together.

With every good wish as things gradually open up and all that lies ahead!



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