Public meetings

Rationalist Think Tank

The RSA holds monthly meetings (at this stage, only in Melbourne and Perth) for Members and others interested in discussing contemporary issues from a rationalist perspective.

If you would like to see a Rationalist Think Tank in your city, please contact info@rationalist.com.au.

 

Perth

Details of meeting held in Perth can be found here.

 

Melbourne

Meetings have usually been held at friendly pubs on the southern side of Melbourne (Prahran, South Yarra) on Monday nights. However, in September 2018 our hosting pub decided not to open at all on Monday nights, so we have suspended our public meetings until we find a new venue. Watch this space!

We are working on getting similar discussion events running in other Australian cities. If you would like to help host such an event, place contact info@rationalist.com.au

WhenWhatDiscussion
13 August 2018The Communist ManifestoHow relevant is it today?
9 July 2018China-Australia relations
12 FebruaryReligious Freedoms for the Non-religious
8 JanuaryAn Aussie President
Meetings held in 2017
11 DecemberSport
13 NovemberFalse Witness
9 OctoberHuman Responsibilities
11 SeptemberDemocracy
14 AugustGenital Autonomy
10 JulyWelcome to the World
12 JuneIs the Australian tax system fair?
8 MayThe new Worldviews curriculum
10 AprilGovernment funding of the arts
13 MarchNudity
13 FebruaryDivision of Time
9 JanuaryDrug Law Reform

Information for first time attendees

Transport: TBA

Protocol: Guests should arrive at 6.30pm. Upon arrival, you will be issued a name tag, and can introduce yourself to the other guests. Seating is not allocated, join any table!

Eating/Drinking: Attending the discussion is free, and you are warmly encouraged to join us for a meal and get to know the others. Allow $25 for a meal and drink.

Discussion programme: The group at each table discusses and endeavours to reach a consensus on questions set for the evening’s topic. It will help if you come with some initial thoughts on the subject. Tables appoint a person to facilitate the discussion and someone to record and report the group's deliberations.

The evening concludes around 8.30 to 9pm.

 

RSVP

If you are planning to attend, it will assist the organiser if you let us know by emailing thinktank@rationalist.com.au by the Thursday before so we can notify the hotel of the expected numbers.

If you are unable to attend but would like to contribute you can send an email with your comments or answers for consideration on the night.

You can also register via Meetup.com. By signing up, you will be able see information on future meetings, introductions and lists of questions, as well as comment and see who else may be attending. You can RSVP yourself and up to one guest. Go to: https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Rationalist-Think-Tank/ to join up.

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