40 years of adult learning celebrated at Community Centre

The Philosophy Cafe will bring 'Controversial Conversations' to Inverurie
The Philosophy Cafe will bring 'Controversial Conversations' to Inverurie

The Philosophy Cafe will return to Inverurie to mark 40 years of adult learning supported by the Garioch Community Centre.

The Community Centre will be the venue for “Controversial Conversations” this Friday, November 14, at 10.30am as part of the centres 40th anniversary programme of celebrations.

The topic will be ‘What makes us human?’ and the discussion will be led by Dr Alex Sutherland from Aberdeen University and the target audience is an intergenerational one.

The café is open to members of the public and all are welcome to attend. Organisers hope that many will come along for a relaxed and enjoyable morning in convivial company, and an academic led controversial conversation.

Invitations have also been sent to the Menshed, the Mums group, the Youth Group and the Reminiscence group who are regular users of the Community Centre.

The Inverurie event is sponsored by The Community Development Group.

The Philosophy Café is a charitable organisation which provides a varied and accessible programme of academic led discussions to local venues across Aberdeenshire.

The cafes have been running for three years and have attracted a mix of people interested in vibrant street level discussion on issues of the day. The cafes are open to anyone in the community, no philosophy training is required, real life experience is desired. Discussion take place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere designed to encourage debate, exploration of ideas and the promotion of critical thinking about society’s challenges.

The atmosphere really is relaxed as the organisers are involved with Aberdeen University, Aberdeenshire Libraries and local communities and have a wealth of experience in supporting teaching and learning with all ages.

The café will be followed by an open day on Saturday, November 22, showcasing the groups and activities supported by the Community Centre.