Philosophers' Corner

Winter/Spring 2024 Sessions

You don't have to be a philosopher to participate in these stimulating sessions. If you enjoy listening to people delve into the topics listed, providing their own and often controversial perspectives, or if you have insights or perspectives to offer, you will enjoy these Philosophers' Corner sessions. Some sessions will have a featured presenter to introduce the topic and all sessions are moderated to limit discussion to one speaker at a time and to ensure everyone gets a chance to speak.

We hope you will join us and discuss these thought provoking topics where listeners are as welcome as speakers.


Philosophers' Corner In-Person Sessions

There are Philosophers' Corner sessions in Langley, Richmond and Surrey.  A TALK membership is not required, no registration is necessary, and sessions are open to the public of all ages. Admittance will be on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits. 

Langley Sessions - There is a no fee for the Langley sessions and coffee/tea is provided. 

Richmond Sessions - Please check in at the Concierge Desk when you arrive for a Richmond session and there is a drop-in fee of $5 includes coffee/tea and a treat. 

Surrey Sessions - There is a drop-in fee of $2 for the Surrey sessions, and participants must pre-order a meal at $18, which includes a soup, main course, coffee/tea and dessert. This must be preordered.  Contact jdiston@telus.net for details.

Email  jeangarnett@shaw.ca for more info.  See below table for dates/times and location of Philosophers' Corner.
DATETOPICLOCATION
February 1  -  10:30amShould Canada be a kingdom or a republic?

Wisteria Place Multi-purpose Room

4388 Garry Street, Richmond

February 8  -  11:30amDoes humour have curative powers?

*Crescent Gardens

1222 King George Blvd, Surrey

February 22  - 11:30amOver 57% of Canada's working population has a post-secondary education.  Is that a good thing?

City of Langley Library

20399 Douglas Cres, Langley

March 7  -  10:30amWhat is the individual's responsibility to future generations?

Wisteria Place Multi-purpose Room

4388 Garry Street, Richmond

March 14  - 11:30amGhosts: real or imagined?

*Crescent Gardens

1222 King George Blvd, Surrey

March 28  - 11:30amWhat does Truth & Reconciliation mean to you?

City of Langley Library

20399 Douglas Cres, Langley

April 4  - 10:30amWhat is the individual's responsibility to future generations?

Wisteria Place Multi-purpose Room

4388 Garry Street, Richmond

April 11  -  11:30amMedical Assistance in Dying (MAID).  Who should qualify?

*Crescent Gardens

1222 King George Blvd, Surrey

April 25  -  11:30amDo we need a new justice system?  A new vision of justice?

City of Langley Library

20399 Douglas Cres, Langley

May 2  -  10:30amArtificial Intelligence:  boon or doom?

Wisteria Place Multi-purpose Room

4388 Garry Street, Richmond

May 9  -  11:30amAging and invisibility.

*Crescent Gardens

1222 King George Blvd, Surrey

May 23  -  11:30amHow do baby boomers differ from other generations?

City of Langley Library

20399 Douglas Cres, Langley

*Participants attending Crescent Gardens will be charged $18 for lunch; which includes a soup, main course, dessert and coffee/tea.  This must be preordered.  Contact jdiston@telus.net for details.

Please note that the discussion topics for the Surrey location are incorrect in our Winter/Spring 2024 TALK brochure, but are listed correctly here.