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Who we are

Café Culture is a series of free events for thinkers which aim to generate discussion, debate and a convivial atmosphere. Held in central Newcastle upon Tyne, they seek to provide a space for people to think, share ideas and to have a lively and inclusive discussion.

The events are a collaboration between the The Institute for Public Policy Research North, Newcastle University, Northumbria University, Policy, Ethics and Life Sciences Research Centre (PEALS) and the Newcastle Philosophy Society.

What we do

Each talk involves an interesting speaker, sometimes but not always high profile, who introduces their talk in an accessible and challenging way. We then open to the floor for comment, debate and discussion. We aim to go beyond a rigid question and answer format, to allow broad participation. We want to create an atmosphere where people can talk about the issues they feel passionately about and to open our minds to new ideas.

Our funders

We would like to thank Newcastle University and participants for their donations, which make our events and podcasts possible.