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Welcome to Philo Agora 2015


New days, new place!

7 for 7:30 at 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008. (0457 749 310) Twice a month!

Philo Agora will now be meeting at the Humanist House, 10 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008. We will meet on the second and fourth Monday of every month. The second Monday will be our normal presentation from a guest speaker whilst the fourth Monday will be a less structured open forum for those just looking to hang out.

Our Name

Agora in Greek, both ancient and modern, means market place or civic centre. A place where people gathered to buy and sell all kinds of commodities. The Agora of Athens, however, was also a place where people assembled to discuss many topics: business, politics, current events, or the nature of the universe or the divine. Because of this, the term Agora, has come to mean also a forum, a place or a gathering, physical or intellectual, where people discuss or argue matters of concern.

We name our group of philosophical discourse, ‘Philo Agora’, the connection of the Greek word ’Agora’ to the Latin/English word ‘Forum’ and ‘philo’ - short for philosophy.

Our Format

A talk of 20 minutes relating to a philosopher, philosophy or philosophical theme. The Chairman will take a few specific questions on the talk, then there is a 10 minute break. The Chairman then invites responses to the talk to a maximum of 3 minutes. The meeting closes with the speaker having the last word.

Cover Charge

We charge each attendee $5. You are given a ticket to trade at the counter for a coffee or a tea. The rest of the money goes towards the low maintenance costs of running Philo Agora.

Our Program

The program for the coming months is available on this website, on the home page.

We trust you can join us whenever possible!

The Philo Agora Organising Committee  


Philoagora is run by Sam Alexander

Sam Alexander is a technologist.  He started workas a PMG technician in the 60's, a large systems computer engineer in the 70's, a money market systems consultant in the 80's, an equipment manufacturer in the 90's, a retailer in the 00's, and self-opinionated in the teens. He also holds degrees in divinity and theology.


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