Aims and Objectives:
The Rethinking Society is a rapidly developing, exciting and mentally enriching new society at the University of Exeter.
Established in 2016, by individuals from a broad range of subject areas at the university, this diversity of opinion, ideas and experience is at our very core. We are above all else an academic society and we welcome student from all subjects , all areas of interest and from all levels of academia. There are no prerequisites for members, we just ask members to keep an open mind and be willing to be exposed to a diverse range of ideas.
We meet once a week to discuss and “Rethink” a broad topic, such as "Political correctness", “War”, “Mental Health” and many more. These are discussed in ‘circle debates’, of groups no bigger than 15 which ensures, plenty of opportunity for participation and a meaningful and robust discussion. But also, if you would prefer, feel free to just come along and listen.
We are an apolitical and non-partisan society , unlike traditional debating societies we realise that debates are not simply black and white and cannot be resolved by a “for” and “against”. We offer an opportunity for you to engage in discussion with a diverse range of individuals from across the university. Bring your ideas, academic knowledge and passionate opinions to life and come and join us to “Rethink” them.
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