Local Events Bath

Creative Kids Club
Eventbrite.co.uk
10am - 12pm


Book a one-to-one session with master ceramicist Amy Palmer Fry and learn the techniques required to throw pots on the wheel. Ages 12 and over
Thrings Link
Eventbrite.co.uk
6pm - 8pm


Your invited to join us 
and
serial entrepreneur
 Lex Deak
 for the first Thrings Link of 2018
January meetup - talks and chat
ITGirls Collaborative - tech sector founders & freelancers
6pm - 7:45pm


Long overdue (and subsumed by Bath Digital Festival and Web Summit) but finally putting a date in the calendar for the next meetup.

Usual format - couple of talks and a wildcard slot. Speakers to be announced - please let me know if you would like to volunteer for a slot :)

Welcome to new members who have signed up since the last meeting - look forward to seeing you soon!

R&E
Bath Ruby Hangout
Bath Ruby User Group
6:30pm - 9pm


Bath Ruby Hangouts are bi-weekly, agenda-free get togethers in Picnic Coffee shop, bring your laptop and pair on a problem you've been having or just come along to chat about ruby, rails or anything really with other local ruby people. Picnic have upgraded their wifi especially for us and will be reserving some tables with power, everything you need for a relaxed evening with some very good teas, coffees, beers and cakes.
INTRODUCING THE PHILOSOPHERS Immanuel Kant
Introducing the Philosophers
7:30pm - 9:45pm


IMMANUEL KANT

Important: First please read about the aims and requirements of this group in What we're about. To find it click on blue Introducing the Philosophers above.

The meetup will concentrate on notions surrounding Kant's categorical imperative. This was discussed in Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time on Radio 4, on 21 September 2017. Please listen to it to prepare for the discussion.

The following are concepts that come up in the programme. What did Kant mean by them? Prepare yourselves to explain, comment on, support or criticise them.

hypothetical imperatives vs categorical imperatives

innate ability to know right from wrong

good will as the basis for good intentions

unconditional goodness

consequences vs intentions

'the right thing to do' as the basis for intentions

behaviour based on principles we would wish to be universal laws

reason is used for non-moral reasoning (eg it looks like rain, I should take an umbrella); Kant argues it can be used for moral reasoning too

happiness as the basis for morality
Minerva WI Launch
Eventbrite.co.uk
7:30pm - 9:30pm


New Year's resolution to meet more people in Bath? Why not join a brand new Women's Institute.
We're looking for women to join out fabulous new WI on 18th January. Our first meeting we'll have the formation of the committee, a meet and greet, followed by a craft activity to design your very own tote bag!
Plans for following months include, Zumba, Mindfulness, Bake Offs, and heaps of other fun activities.
Membership fee for 1 year of a activities is £41. Or just come along as a guest to the first meeting for £4.50, includes your tote bag and some yummy cakes. If you like it, we'll knock the £4.50 off your total years' membership of £41.
Can't wait to meet you there.

Badminton (Bristol)
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
8pm - 9pm


Hi,

Badminton is booked for 8:00pm on Thursday 18th January (Main Hall court 1) at Kingsdown Sports Centre, Portland Street, BS2 8HL. All are welcome, it's a 60 minute long session and we may head to a nearby pub afterwards.

Please let me know if you are going to attend by Wednesday at the latest. I would prefer that we have at least 4 players, otherwise I may cancel the booking.

Note: When arriving at reception you will need to say that you're attending a badminton session in my name (Matthew Barker). Also, they may require that you to sign up for a (free) Everyone Active membership.

See you there,
Matt ([masked])

FAQ

Q: How does it work?
A: It's pretty informal, but I would like to know in advance if you are going to attend. (If, by the day before the booking, fewer than 4 people say they are going, I may cancel the booking.) On the day, just turn up in the sports hall with your kit at the booked time and we'll play as many games as we can in the time, rotating through the available players after each one. Usually we play doubles up to 11 points, but this can vary depending on the number of players. Afterwards, we often go to a nearby pub afterwards for a drink and a chat.

Q: How often do you play?
A: Usually every two weeks.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Between £1 and £5 per session, depending on how many people turn up, but usually between £1.50 and £2.50.

Q: What is the standard of play?
A: This is hard to specify, but it's mixed and generally not high, so a novice shouldn't find it too challenging.

Q: How many courts are booked?
A: Only one court is booked, but if there are more than 4 people we play to 11 points (rather than the usual 21) to allow waiting players to get a game more often.

Q: Who can attend?
A: It is open to all (and usually has a combination of men and women). Come along and see if it suits you.

Q: I'm new to the group, how can I find you?
A: Sometimes the expected court number will be specified in advance, otherwise if you don't fancy asking around, you can let me know you'll be coming and I can arrange to meet you.

Q: What parking facilities are there?
A: The sports centre has its own car parks and there is usually on-street parking nearby. There are also bicycle stands outside the entrance.

Q: Can I just turn up for the pub afterwards?
A: Of course, though we don't always go and the choice of pub can vary so it's best to let me know in advance.

Q: Do I need my own racquet?
A: Preferably, though you can hire one from the sports centre (currently for £2 with £5 deposit). For newcomers, I can sometimes bring a spare on request.

Q: What type of shuttles are used?
A: Feather shuttles are provided and included in the session cost.

Q: What rules do you play with?
A: We usually play using 'rally point scoring', i.e. points are scored regardless of who serves, and when the serving side loses a rally, the serve changes immediately to the opponents. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Badminton#Scoring_system_and_service.
CHARITY PUB QUIZ- St. James' Wine Vaults BATH
Bath And District- Anything-goes Social Society
8:15pm - 10:30pm


CHARITY PUB QUIZ - By popular demand

N.B. MEET UPSTAIRS GALLERY ROOM (ALSO BROADCASTS QUIZ)

ARRIVE EARLY to grab seats please - 8pm would be good for those who can.

Starts 9pm sharp.

Each team member pays £1.

1st place - £25.
2nd place - bottle of wine or a box of chocolates.
3rd place - a box of chocolates.

BONUS: Snowball at the end with rolling cash prize if not won.

This is a good quality quiz with variety.

Full details: http://www.stjameswinevaults.co.uk/Charity.html

Supporting Dorothy House & Julian House Charities.

Long Running Events:

Meetup ski trip
The Bath & Bristol Everything Meetup Group
12th January - 19th January


Had to change the dates on this one due to easy jet flight calendar change so now we are going Friday to Friday ....

Ok guys I have found a couple of lovely chalets for us to book so now looking for deposits so we can get booked up before they sell out. I have changed the dates to coincide with EasyJet flights as the only do 2 flights per week

accomodation will be no more than £200.00 per person

food kitty £30.00 per person

minibus hire for 8 people approx £60.00 per person

ski hire can either be booked in resort or pre ordered through intersportrent.com just go through options and select wengen

I suggest we all book our own flights best option is EasyJet Bristol to Basel but not available to book until closer to the date.

I am looking for a deposit of £100.00 per person to secure your place once I have 8 deposits I can book the first chalet,additional chalets can be booked as more deposits are paid.

lease deposit into meetup bank account using your name as reference then leave a message on here to let me and Claire know you have paid

account details Claire Brash

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Looking at booking a self catering chalet in the car less resort of wengen... the week chosen coincides with the men's downhill race and is known as the the best party in the skiing world the atmosphere in town being amazing
Price based on 10 sharing a chalet approx £180.00 per person accommodation plus flights at about £60.00 return from Bristol with easyJet .. other costs will be ski hire and lift passes .... anyone interested pls rsvp and once we get idea of numbers we can get more accurate prices