No DPS meeting this Wed 27 April

No DPS meeting this week

There will be no Deakin Philosophical Society meeting this Wednesday 27 April due to the intra-trimester break. We'll next meet on Wednesday 4 May.

See below for other philosophical events to keep you satiated until then.

Coming Paideia Australia events

Compassion Reading Group
begins Tuesday 3 May, 7.30pm at the Wesley Centre for Life Enrichment

Following the success of this year's compassion-themed Fun and Philosophy weekend, Paideia Australia is hosting a reading group based on Karen Armstrong's Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. The reading group will meet each fortnight for ten meetings beginning on Tuesday 3 May. Each meeting will be held from 7.30-9pm at the Wesley Centre for Life Enrichment, 218 Ryrie St, Geelong.

The cost to participate is $75 for the ten meetings and includes a copy of Armstrong's book.

This events is open to a limited number of participants. For further information and to register visit

Cinema Paideia
begins Wednesday 18 May with Winter in Wartime

Enjoy good conversation and wine where philosophy meets film: Cinema Paideia. The coming Cinema Paideia series begins on Wednesday 18 May at 7pm with a screening of Winter in Wartime. This series will be held in the newly-upgraded Morrow Theatrette, Little Malop St, Geelong (above the Geelong library).

The cost is $20 per screening ($18 concession) or $50 if you purchase tickets to all three films in the series in advance ($45 concession). Purchase tickets by cash or cheque at any Paideia Australia event, including Philosophy Café. Credit card payments can be made through the Paideia Australia website. Tickets will be available at the door on the night, unless sold out prior.

Other films to be screened in the series include Noi the Albino (on 15 June) and The Machinist (on 20 July). Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion and informal conversation on the philosophical themes of the film.

For more information on Cinema Paideia visit

Kind regards,

Dylan Nickelson,
President, Deakin Philosophical Society.

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