The Partridge Group - men's discussion group


The group, open to any man who can drink beer (or other beverage) and talk religion at the same time, meets in the Three Tuns public house in Abington on Wednesday evenings, in January and February.

The group moves to the Abington Institute opposite for the exploration and free discussion of aspects of the Christian (or other) faith.
 
Pleaser keep Wednesday evenings free from 10th January to 21st February 2018 inclusive, with a bonus week this year, making 7 in all, including an external visit on one Wednesday evening.
 
Date
Speaker
Topic
10/01/2018
John Popper
Mindfulness
How it can be practised at the allotment, during meditation and when tackling physical pain or mental stress.
17/01/2018
Dr Ron Zimmern,
Chairman,
PHG Foundation
"Genetic Testing and its Ethical and Policy Implications."
24/01/2018
Rev. Dr Julie Norris
Formerly Vicar of Abington
NOTE: CHANGE OF DATE
 
Christian Ethics - the theology and ethics of using genetically modified pig hearts for human transplants.
31/01/2018
Simon Stott & Mercy Danga,
John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair,
University of Cambridge
"Helping the brain to repair itself"
07/02/2018
VISIT to:
Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy,
Madingley Road 
Cambridge, CB3 0HA
Speaker: Dom Walton
As a change to the usual pattern, we plan a visit to the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge for their regular talk and, weather permitting, using the observatory.
Details of topic and logistics to be advised.
14/02/2018
A video from Cambridge University’s “Centre for the Study of Existential Risk
with the Astronomer Royal, Lord Martin Rees; Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy, Huw Price; Executive Director of CSER, Dr Seán Ó hÉigeartaigh; and Academic Project Manager of the Centre, Dr Catherine Rhodes.
NOTE: CHANGE OF PLAN
 
“Existential Risk: Managing Extreme Technological Risk.”
Video takes a fast-paced tour through their work on biological risks, environmental risks, artificial intelligence risks and more.
21/02/2018
John Turner,
British Antarctic Survey
Madingley Road Cambridge
Climate change - what are we to believe in this time of 'fake news' - what are the 'facts' and should we really be worried?
 
Please feel free to contact the organisers with any offers or suggestions for future speakers...

Page maintained by Peter Brunning - partridge@brunning.org.uk