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Manchester: 20th April Come along to Gulliver's to listen to two talks on: Lost Avant Gardes

Edinburgh: 25th April Come along to Central Library to ask all your computer related questions: IT and Biscuits

Edinburgh: 26th April Come along to Serenity Cafe, relax and put your feet up for: A Film and Curry Night

Edinburgh: 30th April Come along to The Counting House to two talks on: Syndicalism plus Chakras

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Great Educator: Socrates

“You, who are the father of letters have been led by your affection to ascribe to them a power the opposite of that which they really possess…. You have invented an elixor not of memory, but of reminding, and you offer your pupils the appearance of wisdom, for they will read many things without instruction and will therefore seem to know many things, when they are for the most part ignorant.” Socrates

Ivory Towers and Mythical Landscapes

In Socrates and his followers we meet the formulators of great philosophies which have constituted the major traditions of Western Civilization. The lesser Socratics, the Platonic Academy, the Aristotelian Lyceum, and the Hellenistic movements have their beginnings here. All later thought has to reckon with these, and a great part of it can be considered to consist essentially of an elaboration or a commentary upon, or a criticism of, these movements. Read more



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