The Limits To Growth. What has happened since 1972?

Limits to Growth coverFriday 2nd December, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough

Discussion to be introduced by Amanda Ure
The Club Of Rome produced its report ‘The Limits To Growth’ in 1972. What
conclusions can be drawn concerning its content and methods in the light of
developments over the intervening four decades?

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What’s next?

There will not be a meeting this Friday Nov 4th.

The next meeting is planned for Dec 2nd on the topic of Limits to Growth.

The process of planning Friday Room meetings has gone a bit wonky but there is a newly formed Friday Room progressive discussion group loughborough Facebook group.

I am hoping that Friday Room participants will sieze ownership and control from its current (rather fallable) dictatorship.

It is a closed group so you will need an ok from any of the 37 current members.

There is a view that meetings should be organised for the first Friday of the month.

I think it would also be a good idea to have intermediate informal meetings in the Swan to have a bit of chat and to include the technological refusniks in the planning process.

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‘A Very British Coup’?

A very british coupFriday 7th October, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough

Discussion to be introduced by Liz Gray from Leicester, a Labour Party member, Quaker and Corbyn supporter

It’s 2020.  Jeremy Corbyn has swept to power as Prime Minister heading a Labour government committed to a radical socialist programme.  What obstacles might he face from the establishment and how might he and his supporters overcome them?

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Sonja’s event at the New Walks Museum

On  8th October, Sonja Grossner is featuring at New Walk museum, Leicester as part of Everybody’s Reading festival.

Sonja writes: “…. with the play and poems about my book as well as other things, music, workshops, poems. Lots happening.  The play is about the first part of my book, ‘ The Troubles to Greet Beauty’. For me will be quite emotional. Hope you can come. Play is on at 11, 12, 2.30 and 3.30. I have a slot at 11.15 right after the play and will most probably be playing my violin, gypsy tunes and Bartok duets.

Everybody’s Reading is a festival of all things reading, taking place across Leicester city in schools, libraries and venues, ranging from bars, cafes, pubs, and coffee shops.

Everybody’s Reading is dedicated to encouraging every person in Leicester to hear spoken word artists, poets, authors and community writers in their local community venues and offers funding to help make this happen. With a large variety of genres catered to, it is guaranteed there is something for everyone to enjoy from anywhere in the city.

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What’s going on in the Labour Party?

Split labour party logoFriday 29th July, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough

Is this just an internal Labour Party power struggle or a symptom of a wide spread malaise in British politics?

 

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“A week is a long time in politics!”

MasksFriday 1st July, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough
Come and join the Friday Room progressive discussion group to discuss the unfolding consequences of the movement of the tectonic plates in British politics during the last 7 days.

Where now for progressive politics?

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Interesting Times!

EUrefFriday 10th June, 7:30pm, Unity House, Fennel Street, Loughborough

A brief round table discussion introduced by Green Party, Labour and Lib Dem speakers.

On the eve of the Referendum, which way forward for progressives?

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