We live in turbulent and uncertain times, with no clear indication that governments (of any stripe) are thinking in the long term. The Futurology Group will discuss potential outcomes arising from current policies and behaviours (local, national and global), and examine whether there are sensible interventions that may direct us to a saner, sustainable future. Any such future will need people of all backgrounds and life experiences to cooperate; so why not start now? The possibility exists to publish our findings and to effect changes leading to a happier, healthier world. Of course we would need to define happiness. And health. Maybe this won’t be so easy….But it doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try!
The way in which we approach the task will evolve as the group coalesces. I’m looking forward to meeting others with ideas about the world we want to live in and strategies for getting there.
☐ Frequency: Monthly
☐ When: First Wednesday, from 7 p.m.
☐ Where: Park Avenue South, N8
Group Convener: John Wilkinson
I’d like to think that our local area is no slouch when it comes to forward thinking, so please join the Group by completing the Contact Form below. This form may also be used to contact the Convener on all matters relating to the Group.
The Group met for the first time and discovered that members shared an interest in problem solving and providing for a better future. In a wide ranging and open ended discussion we came to no firm decisions apart from agreeing that the membership of the group should represent the widest possible range of life experiences. So far we have an Environmental Health Officer/Sailor and a Surveyor/Teacher/Inventor. Potential members of the group will almost certainly have pet interests or ideas for projects and as the group increases in size we will look to ensure that these interests and projects are encouraged, developed and (possibly!) publicised. The interests and direction of travel of the Group will depend on the members so please, if you have ideas about what the future might hold and ways of nudging us towards a happier healthier time ahead, express an interest via the Contact Form above and the Convener will email you with details of the next meeting.