Rebel Dates

Upcoming events

Kate Raworth Doughnut Economy

It is ingrained is us to think that growth is the only form of progress, the only worthwhile aim for our economies, but Kate Raworth challenges this perspective. She suggests that our current economic models are outdated and that we, as a generation, have a responsibility to create a model that will better serve not only ourselves, but the world we live in. How can we transition from the “Rocket” Economy of growth to the “Doughnut” Economy of thriving? Join us 17th March 19:00-20:30 to discuss this topic. The talk is roughly 15 minutes long and afterwards you will be given 5 minutes with each person and a few suggested questions to spark the discussion. To attend the event, please join as a Rebel Dates member. You will be provided with event joining details through our online community.

In one of the first ever TED talks Sir Ken Robinson poses the question: do schools kill creativity? And he follows that with a further question: what is education for? His speech is full of light-hearted humour that leaves you wondering why he ended up as a university professor instead of a stand-up comedian, but then perhaps his education failed him… Join us for our first Rebel Dates event 19:00-20:30 17th February 2021 to discuss this topic. The talk is roughly 20 minutes long and afterwards you will be given 5 minutes with each person and a few suggested questions to spark the discussion. To attend the event, please join as a Rebel Dates member. You will be provided with event joining details through our online community.

Nearly everyone would agree that J.K. Rowling is a success, and yet when asked to give the commencing speech for Harvard graduation, she chose to speak about the benefits of failure and the importance of imagination. The transition from childhood to adulthood so often involves developing a fear of failure and losing our innate imagination. What can we learn from this speech about the value of failure and imagination for our own lives? Join us 19th May 19:00-20:30 to discuss this topic. The talk is roughly 20 minutes long and afterwards you will be given 5 minutes with each person and a few suggested questions to spark the discussion. To attend the event, please join as a Rebel Dates member. You will be provided with event joining details through our online community.

Yes Minister Government - Morality or stability

If you’re not familiar yet with Yes, minister! this will be a great introduction. It’s an unfortunately highly accurate political comedy series that pokes fun at the government and the relationship between ministers and civil servants. In this episode the minister and the civil servant discuss whether government should be about morality or stability. Join us 21st April 19:00-20:30 to discuss this topic. The talk is roughly 5 minutes long and afterwards you will be given 5 minutes with each person and a few suggested questions to spark the discussion. To attend the event, please join as a Rebel Dates member. You will be provided with event joining details through our online community.

This video is part of the TED-Ed series. It raises a very relevant question for us. It addresses the way in which we all assess risk differently depending on our character, perspective and experience as well as how different presentations of the same risk can psychologically affect our perception of it. Is personal risk management a human right and if so what does that mean for the way in which it is presented to us? Join us 19th May 2021 19:00-20:30 to discuss this topic. The video is roughly 5 minutes long and afterwards you will be given 5 minutes with each person and a few suggested questions to spark the discussion. To attend the event, please join as a Rebel Dates member. You will be provided with event joining details through our online community.

5/5