* Prostitution, drugs, gambling, abortion, euthanasia – should they be legal? In this workshop we will debate the pros and cons of legalising some of the most controversial practices present in our society today.
Let's discuss some of the biggest and most controversial conspiracy theories of our time. In this workshop we will debate if there is any truth behind conspiracy theories such as, 'The moon landing was a hoax, The assassination of Princess Diana, 9/11, The Illuminati, The New World Order and the UFO crash in Roswell. Prepare for a fun and lively conversation!
The first in a series of workshops that will explore 'The Great Philosophers'. Starting with Plato and Nietzsche. In this workshop we will discover the history of these great thinkers and discuss some of their biggest ideas.
Endurance, flexibility, intelligence - what does it take to be superhuman? Discover people with photographic memories or who can run marathons without ever getting tired. This workshop will also discuss the phenomenon of CrossFit and how you can train your superhuman abilities.
Advances in biotechnology have made it possible to bring back extinct species from the dead, but should we? In this workshop we will not only discuss the scientific breakthroughs in this area, but the many ethical implications of reviving dead species.
A conversation about aliens, UFOs and the Fermi Paradox. If other intelligent life exists in our universe, then where are all the aliens? In this workshop we will discuss the Fermi paradox: the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extra-terrestrial civilisations and humanity's lack of contact with, or evidence for, such civilisations.
Estúdio447's 'The Wisdom of Wine' workshop (with a tasting of 3 wines) is happening in partnership with Vom Fass Jardins. It will be a great opportunity to try good quality wines, together with olive oil and bread; and also to speak English!
A look at some of the most notorious graffiti artists in the world and what value they have in society. Banksy, OBEY, Invader, Roa, Os Gemeos, Basquiat and Vhils are just some of the names most commonly associated with the world of Graffiti. Lets discuss the origins of this art form, the politics, the purpose, what drives graffiti artists and what most shocks, offends or inspires the societies that observe them.
It is now looking increasingly likely that the first humans to colonize Mars will happen in our lifetime. This workshop will discuss exactly how people are currently planning to go to Mars and why it is such an important step for humanity.
Elon Musk is the visionary and entrepreneur behind PayPal, Tesla & SpaceX. A billionaire businessman, ranked amongst both the 100 richest people in the world and the 100 most influential according to Time magazine. This workshop will look at how this man aims to transition the world to electric vehicles, solar energy and send 1 million people to colonise Mars in the coming decades! We will discuss how he has been able to achieve so much and what impact his ideas will have on our lives.
Coffee addicts, coffee farmers, coffee hipsters and coffee connoisseurs are just some of the characters we will be discussing in this coffee-fuelled workshop. From the finest speciality coffee to an ordinary cup of Joe - discover the history, economics and philosophy of how coffee culture changed the world. Let's talk coffee!
Would you like to live forever? Interestingly, most people say NO. In this workshop we will discuss the many ways to become immortal. From crowdsourcing immortality to cryogenic freezing. Let’s discuss the controversial, ethical and spiritual minefield that is immortality.
A discussion about the rapid advances in artificial intelligence and the impact this is having on our lives. But will it help us achieve our ideal world or will it spell the end of us? WARNING:You may find this subject shocking.
Some use their billions to eradicate diseases and improve the lives of millions. Some don’t! Let’s discuss what it means to be Super Rich in today’s world and the impact extreme wealth has on those who have it and those who don’t.
This is a ‘glass half full’ workshop for wine lovers and those who want to expand their understanding of the divine grape. Make sure you have a glass of wine in your hand and let’s discuss some essential knowledge all wine drinkers should know as well as learn some pearls of wisdom from the wine connoisseurs. Let’s talk and drink wine!