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Intimate Converstions

Gurteen Knowledge Cafe

 



Event Type

Knowledge Cafe

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#KnowledgeCafe; #GurteenKnowlegeCafe

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@DavidGurteen  @GurteenNews  @GurteenQuotes 

Organizer

Gurteen Knowledge

Dates

Tue 08 Jul 2014

Venue

Department for Business Innovation & Skills 

Location

London, United Kingdom

Who can Attend

Public

Admission

Free

David Gurteen

Facilitating

Categories

Knowledge Cafe; Knowledge Management

People

David Gurteen, Theodore Zeldin

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Date: Tuesday 8th July 2014, 6:00pm - 9:00pm. This is a free event. Please arrive at 6:00pm or shortly after, which will give you time to settle in and meet other people. Refreshments will be available. The cafe itself will start prompt at 6:30pm.

Facilitator: David Gurteen

Theme: Intimate Conversations

Some years ago, I attended one of Theodore Zeldin's Conversation Dinners  in Oxford.

The dinner was quite fascinating - we sat in pairs, our partner had already been selected and as well as the dinner menu we were given a 'conversation menu' by Theodore.

For each course there were several questions about ourselves we could chose to discuss. We were instructed to only talk with our partners.

The questions were intended to help us discover what sort of person we were talking with, their ideas on different aspects of life, such as ambition, curiosity, fear, friendship and the relations of the sexes.

I enjoyed the experience so much that back in November 2005, some of you may remember I held an "Intimate Conversations" Cafe at the Royal Institute of British Architects.

It is one of these "Intimate Conversations" Cafe that I am running on the 8th July.

I will pair you off with each other and give you a short list of questions from which you can choose - to discuss. The questions are designed to be open-ended and to give you the opportunity to reveal as much of your inner-self to your partner as you feel comfortable.

Here are three of the questions:
  • What are your earliest memories of your childhood?
  • What brings you greatest happiness when you think back on your life so far?
  • What would you like to be engraved on your tombstone?

We will then come back together to hold a whole group conversation and share the experiences of our "intimate conversations" and discover what we have learnt.

I hope this does not sound too scary. It worked amazingly well last time and people loved the evening.

Rather than the normal format, I will pair you off with each other and give you a short list of questions from which you can choose - to discuss. They won't be Theodore's questions but they are designed to be open-ended and to give you the opportunity to reveal as much of your inner-self to your partner as you feel comfortable.

We will then come back together in the traditional way to hold a whole group conversation and share the experiences of our "intimate" conversations and discover what we have learnt.

I hope this does not sound too scary. It worked amazingly well last time and people loved the evening.

Sponsor: Paul Welch, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

Venue:
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
1 Victoria Street
London SW1H 0ET

Room: Exchange Space (Ground Floor)

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