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6 November 2017

Dr Julian Baggini Joins King's College for Regional Philosophy Club

Last month, King’s College hosted the first meeting of the 2017 regional Philosophy Club. The initiative, which involves local schools, gathers once a term for an evening of philosophical debate, generated by a high profile philosopher.

After an address, the delegates discuss the issues over a meal and then have the chance to ask questions. These sessions are a fantastic way for pupils to broaden their perspective and to develop their problem-solving skills.

This term our speaker was Dr. Julian Baggini, a British philosopher and co-founder of the Philosophers’ Magazine. He is also the author of philosophy books, including The duck that won the lottery and The pig that wants to be eaten.

His topic for the evening was “What is free will and do we really have it?” The meeting was attended by pupils and staff from King’s College, Taunton School, Wellington School and Richard Huish College. It was a truly fascinating evening that left attendees brimming with thoughts.

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