Welcome to friends of wine women and philosophy (wwp)

Friday, June 19, 2009

thanks to our members and guests

Thanks to all our members and guests who attended last night's salon. The discussion centred around P4C - a philosophy for children programme created by Matthew Lipman in the 1960s and designed to nurture critical thinking in young people while building a 'community of inquiry'. After Rona provided us with a brief background of this initiative and introduced us to some of its guiding principles, we partook in a variety of exercises that gave us a real taste of P4C in action. The evening was lively and fun, and the ideas to emerge around the notion of dissensus as a way to create a respectful dialogue between people who disagree, was extremely thought-provoking and energizing. We are excited about how these members salon evenings are unfolding and how the membership is growing.

Members salon evening

Our third members salon evening will take place on Thursday, August 27th... Same time, same place. Bernice Lamb-Senechal will be animating the discussion around the notion of living without artifice - based on the musings of an Eastern Philosopher named Lao Tzu. Bernice will introduce us to his most well-known ideas regarding "actionless action"... And we will take it from there!

If you would like to become a membership friend, please refer to the membership form on our website. As ever, if you are an existing member and you would like to bring a potential new member along, that would be great.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

In praise of great day out at the nurtury

Thanks to those who turned up for our open house on Sunday June 14th. The weather was beautiful and the women were on form. Over glasses of rosé and homemade iced tea, scones and cheeses the discussion ranged from what motivates us to volunteer to the benefits of mid-life career changes. We are looking forward to the next open house which will take place on Sunday July 12th between 1 and 4pm.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


There are two wine women and philosophy events to look out for in June and July....

1. Saturday June 27th, 10- 4pm : Making Sense of The Senses Away Day at The Nurtury in Lakefield, Gore.

2. Sunday July 12th, 1 - 4 pm : Open House at The Nurtury in Lakefield, Gore