Activities | Pub Lunch and Discussion

Sociable Lunch

The lunch is served upstairs in the Crown Tavern. It normally consists of soup, sandwiches and tea or coffee. The bar provides alcoholic and non-alcholic drinks (not included in the £4 cost.
Each month a topic is chosen by the members of the group. Every member of the group has their turn to put their point of view (if they want to - some just like to listen).)

Recent Discussions

• Immigration
• Should we leave the EU?
• Fracking - Opportunity or Challenge
• Favourite figure in History
• Climate Change
• The BBC - is it worth it?
• UK's Foreign Aid Budget

Essential Information
Group Leader - Ken Liddell
Email -
When - First Friday of the month
Time - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Where - Crown Tavern, Hope St, Lanark
Cost - £4 which includes lunch, tea/coffee

Typical Meeting

20 members discussed matters grammatical, their most detested phrases in common use, the emergence of new words, txtspeak and general sloppiness of speech, not necessarily agreeing that this was a bad thing! There were too some amusing tales about encounters with phrases uttered in shops and banks. And we did only cover misplaced modifier's and randomly placed apostrophe's !!!!

Points of view

The discussions will help us to understand a subject more deeply; improve our ability to think critically; give us the chance to hear other ideas; increase our confidence in speaking; and may change our attitudes.

Group Leader's comments

"Some of the discussions get quite animated, but always in a friendly way. While some have strong views (and are willing to express them), the topics always illuminate the different points of view. If you like to chat, to enjoy discussion, and have a bite to eat then maybe the discussion group is for you."