This event is an opportunity to take part in informal philosophical enquiries with like-minded people, in the spirit of the Philosophy in Pubs movement (www.philsophyinpubs.co.uk). There will also be the opportunity to learn more about facilitating community enquiries, and also to learn about the shared reading aloud model of bibliotherapy.
The event has grown out of Cardiff Met's provision of philosophy in the community. We recently ran a community philosophy summer school, where we discussed a little of the wonderful history of community education in Wales. This was followed by a 10 week course in community philosophy facilitation techniques and enquiries, from which a regular weekly group of community philosophers has continued to meet. A further summer school is planned for July (please contact us for further details). Additionally we have been involved in community philosophy in other contexts such as in prisons, with parents in schools, and in community development projects.
In order to continue the spirit and ethos of philosophy in community spaces, the event will be held in an informal area of the Cardiff Met Llandaff campus, and there will be opportunities to use the space on Friday evening for shared activities such as playing music or further philosophical enquiries. We are grateful to our funders, The Raymond Williams Foundation and the Simon Gibson Trust, and to Cardiff Met Students' Union, for enabling us to offer this shared event in an informal space at a reduced price. We hope this will result in good attendance from a range of participants. We also hope that this will inspire the development of new community philosophy groups – there will be a number of experienced community philosophers whose brains can be picked on how this can be done.
As part of our Sustainable Travel Plan, we encourage all visitors, students, and staff to travel to the University by walking, cycling, public transport, or by car sharing.
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The 1/2 circular bus route serves the Llandaff campus every 30 minutes from Fairwater, Heath, Roath, and the city centre. This can be quite a lengthy route, and you may find it easier to travel on the 24/25, the 33/33A/33B, or the 60/62, stopping at the Llandaff Black Lion/Maltsters bus stop on Cardiff Road, just 10 minutes walk from the campus.
See Cardiff Bus for route details. The Cardiff Bus website will also give you details of fares – you need to have the correct money or you can download an App for your mobile phone to purchase mobile tickets.
If alighting at The Black Lion/Maltsters, you need to walk through Llandaff High Street, continue ahead with the Cathedral on your left, down a slope and then take the footpath to the right alongside the cemetery. This will bring you out on the A48 Western Avenue, with Cardiff Met on your left.
Waun-Gron railway station is approx. 20 minutes walk from the Llandaff campus, and is on the City Line. Llandaff Station is approx 25 minutes walk from the Llandaff campus and is on the Valleys Line. You may find it easier to take a train to the centre of Cardiff and catch a bus from there.
The reception staff at Llandaff campus can issue security swipe cards to access a secure, covered cycle parking area.
Cardiff benefits from a network of cycle routes, including many traffic-free cycle paths. The Llandaff campus is situated right next to the Taff Trail, a popular national cycle route leading from the city centre as far north as Merthyr Tydfil.
There is also a traffic-free bicycle path connecting the Llandaff campus with the Plas Gwyn residential campus, with only a short on-road section between Plas Gwyn and the cycle path entrance on Bridge Road. As this cycle path is currently not lit, we would advise you take an alternative route when travelling late at night.
To plan your journey by bicycle to Llandaff campus, see Cycle Streets. Cycle route maps are also available from reception at each Cardiff Metropolitan University campus.
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We are pleased to be able to offer student accommodation for Friday 2nd September 2016. Basic student en-suite rooms are available at a cost of £33 per night. The accommodation is situated at
Please be aware that campus accommodation is limited and should be booked early to avoid disappointment.
To book your room at Plas Gwyn please add this option when completing the conference registration process.
Cardiff offers a range of hotels, guest houses and bed & breakfast accommodation to suit all budgets.
For an extensive list of accommodation please go to:
How to Register
Fees for the event are as follows:
Attendance at day one
Daily rate (day one
or day two):
The fee is inclusive of conference registration, lunch and refreshments.
(Cancellations must be in writing and made more than 10 working days prior to the conference or you will be charged the full rate).
Registration is now closed
Please note: should you wish to book University accommodation on-site please choose this option on the registration form.
Queries and correspondence regarding the content of the event should be sent to Dr Jan Huyton at:
For enquiries regarding booking, or any other administrative detail please contact a member of the Cardiff School of Education Research and Enterprise team on