Politics, Environment and Ethics Wednesdays

11th January 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Upstairs in De Koffie Pot

Are you someone with a passion for political conversation or someone that wants to become more engaged with politics? Do you have concerns about the local environment or an interest in global climate & energy issues? Do you enjoy ethical conversations and want the opportunity to explore a topical issue in more depth? If so, Politics, Environment and Ethics Wednesdays are for you.

They have been a massive success so far and are a collaboration between the groups Talk Shop, The Herefordshire Green Network, The Herefordshire Green Party and The Left Bank Village (which includes De Koffie Pot).

Upstairs in De Koffie Pot is the perfect place for it. These groups have a warm and inviting atmosphere. People feel comfortable expressing differences of opinion as well as enjoying finding someone who shares their point of view. Arrive anytime from 7pm

WEDNESDAY 1st May: Nanotechnology in Medicine: The pros and Cons. Presented by Perry Walker from Talk Shop.

Medicine using nanotechnology has great potential benefits but also great risks. There are serious ethical issues. Suppose a nano-diagnosis shows I have a risk of developing a serious disease in 20 years’ time. Am I already ill?

WEDNESDAY 10th May: Local activist and environmental blogger presents Sustainable Transport, Local & Global?

What might ‘optimal transport’ look like? Do some people suffer from excessive mobility and others from too little? Can global trade be sustainable? What are the latest technological innovations towards zero emissions vehicles and transport infrastructure? Individually and collectively, what can we do in Hereford? Richard Priestley will give a talk, show slides and take questions. Here is a link to a blog article Richard has recently written on this subject: http://www.richardpriestley.co.uk/cities-and-cars/

WEDNESDAY 15th May: Herefordshire Green Network presents ‘Zero Carbon Updates’. 

Gordon Coppock will  bring us an update and all new workshop from his friends at Zero Carbon Britain. And immediately before the Gathering on the 15th May from around 6pm please join us for a rehearsal of the Turnastone Peace Choir.

WEDNESDAY 24th May: Herefordshire Green Party presents a Big Green Conversation on ‘Inequality in Herefordshire’. Blurb to follow

WEDNESDAY 7th June: Perry Walker from Talk Shop presents a discussion about the General Election 2017