In 2014, Thinking on Sunday was launched as a new series of events. These interesting and stimulating sessions have a talk or presentation followed by Q&A, debate and discussion. The speakers are experts in their field, and/or have a passion for subject. Especially popular with our ethical society members, Thinking on Sunday is open to the public and promises to motivate and nourish the mind!
North Korea is probably the most isolated country on the planet. So what’s it really like there? Leader Kim Jong Un has recently successfully tested nuclear weapons and made clear he is very willing to use them if the United States does not back away from his interests on the Korean peninsular. At the same time, new US President Trump has not sounded terribly diplomatic. So how should the West handle North Korea?Find out more »
Why did the Russian revolution turn out the way it did? How did Russian revolutionaries themselves perceive their revolution? What were the alternative visions of revolution, socialism and the future of the Russian empire propounded in 1917? This talk focuses on the Menshevik wing of Russian social-democracy – the losing faction in 1917 – and explores how their preconceived schemas of revolution locked them into a political course which proved disastrous.Find out more »