The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club is a discussion/reading group that has been run by various members of the MUN Philosophy Department since the early 90s. We meet every Friday at a downtown pub to discuss and debate a wide range of philosophical ideas, themes, schools etc. Each week, a different presenter suggests a 'reading' for us to look at for the following Friday. This could be a primary text, journal article, peer review etc. Members of the group all get a chance to read the piece before the meeting and, at the start of each session, the presenter will give a brief intro/commentary about the essay, afterwhich the floor is open for discussion, usually running between 5:00 - 6:45 PM.
The group is mainly composed of faculty members of the MUN philosophy department (both active and retired) and Philosophy graduate/undergraduate students, but, also members from other departments as well as a few folks from the general public. The atmosphere is academic yet also very informal and relaxed. All interested in discussing philosophy are invited and encouraged to attend!
Where: The Peter Easton Pub, 29 Cookstown Rd.
When: Fridays, 5:00 PM.