The Partridge Group - men's discussion group


The group, open to any man who can drink beer (or other beverage) and talk religion at the same time, meets in the Three Tuns public house in Abington on Wednesday evenings, in January and February. To find the Three Tuns, use postcode CB21 6AB.

The group moves to the Abington Institute opposite for the exploration and free discussion of aspects of the Christian (or other) faith. 
 
We are working on an exciting programme for 2019.
Please keep Wednesday evenings free from 9th January to 13th February 2018 inclusive, with a possible extra session on 20th February.
 

PROVISIONAL 2019 PROGRAMME

 
Date
Speaker
Topic
09/01/2019
 
 
16/01/2019
Matt Bothwell
Institute of Astronomy,
University of Cambridge
“Big bangs and big rips — a history of 20th century cosmology”
The 20th Century saw an unprecedented transformation in our understanding of the Universe.  I will talk about the discoveries and debates that defined the birth of modern cosmology.
23/01/2019
Geoff Harvey
District Councillor, Balsham
 
tba
30/01/2019
Prof. J.G. Daugman
Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition,
University of Cambridge
“Artificial Intelligence and Personal Identity”
Brains and computers have been metaphors for each other since the middle of the last century.
Recent developments of seriously competent Artificial Intelligence have recalled for some an older spectre of the Cyborg, with its dark undertones: in Mary Shelley's gothic novel, the creature says to Dr Frankenstein: "You are my creator.  But I am your master." 
This talk aims to explore various aspects of personal identity in the new age of AI.
06/02/2019
Revd Iain McColl
Priest-in-Charge (Rector Designate) of the Granta Vale group
tba
13/02/2019
Alexander Massman
Faculty of Divinity
University of Cambridge
Evolution and Theology
 
20/02/2019
 
Possible extra session
 
Please feel free to contact the organisers with any offers or suggestions for future speakers...

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