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Mar
22

Cafe Start Time: Poll Results

Voting to decide the new start time for the Cafe finished last night at midnight. We had a total of 38 responses, which broke down as follows. A clear, almost two-thirds majority chose an 8pm start. From next month (April), Philosophy Cafe will run from 8.00 till 10.00. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Mar
17

The Freedom of the Internet: Audio Available

“Third Tuesday” again, and around 65 people crowded into the Cafe bar to hear Frank Langbein and Peter Burnap offer some thoughts on the wider social significance of the internet – how it is remoulding social relationships, granting never-before dreamed of access to reams of information, and perhaps offering new opportunities for democracy. A key [...]

Mar
16

Proposed Change to Cafe Start Time

Ever since Cardiff Philosophy Cafe began at the Gate, back in the mists of time… well, July 2008…each session kicked off at 7.30pm. Recently, the Gate has strengthened its commitment to community programmes at the venue, including the Cafe. For their part, Cafe participants have regularly and en masse given donations following each session to [...]

Mar
11

Reminder: The Freedom of the Internet

Next Tuesday (15th March), up for discussion at Cardiff Philosophy Cafe will be the relationship between freedom and the Internet. Introducing this topic will be Dr Frank Langbein and Dr Peter Burnap from the School of Informatics and Computer Sciences at Cardiff University. Dr Burnap will examine issues relating to political control and the internet, [...]

Mar
04

Next Cafe: The Freedom of the Internet

The Internet has rapidly grown into a major system determining how we run society. Some argue it enables us to overcome the obsolete systems of money, government and commerce our society is based upon; others seek to harness its potential for these systems. Is the Internet the free network everyone thinks it is? What are [...]

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