Welcome to The Philosopher’s Hat!

This is a Falmouth-based discussion group aimed at providing people with a space and time to don their Philosopher’s Hat and chat about any topic they fancy over a pint in the pub.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at The Boathouse from 7pm onwards. 
Check our calendar for upcoming dates and topics. If you’d like to suggest a topic, email c.brand@exeter.ac.uk with “Philosopher’s Hat” as the subject.
See our ‘blog’ page for more info on each session.




Monday, 10th July 2017: “What does the discovery of gravitational waves mean for the Universe?” 7pm onwards

Monday, 17th July 2017: “What can we do about the knowledge inequality pandemic in the UK?” 7pm onwards

Monday, 31st July 2017: “How can we create a global state?” 7pm onwards

Monday 7th August 2017: “Will Climate Change make Earth too hot for humans?” 7pm onwards

Monday 21st August 2017: “Designing a global state to reduce the magnitude and extent of biodiversity loss” 7pm onwards

Monday 4th September 2017: Open Session! All welcome! 7pm Onwards

Monday 2nd October 2017: “Bacteria are masters of Tai Chi” 7pm onwards

Monday 16th October 2017: “Who should be given human rights?” 7pm onwards

Monday 30th October 2017: “What constitutes an ethical (trick or) ‘treat’?” (Halloween Special) 7pm onwards

Monday 6th November: SURPRISE EXPERIMENT….show up for the chance to win £500 and take part in University Research…. 7.30 onwards…

Monday 20th November: “What will AI/automation mean for society and the economy?” 7pm onwards

Monday 4th December: The notion of Free Will 7pm onwards

Monday February 5th 2018: “Ontological pluralism,” what does it mean and why should we care? 7pm onwards

Monday 19th February 2018: Topic TBC. 7pm onwards



We now have a Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/groups/philosophershat

To suggest a future topic please email c.brand@exeter.ac.uk or s.lamba@exeter.ac.uk (Lotty Brand & Shakti Lamba)

Want more science in your life? Come along to Falmouth’s Cafe Scientifique ! http://falmouthcafescientifique.weebly.com/

And/Or check out the Cornwall branch of the BSA: https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/  More news on this as it develops….

If you have any other suggestions or questions about the group you can contact either Shakti: http://shaktilamba.com/  or Lotty: https://twitter.com/lottybrand22