What if conversation were more than just small talk? What if you had the opportunity to have a meaningful exchange with another person and spark new relationships, new ideas, and new outlooks on life? Would you take it?
The Feast of Strangers is an event based on an original idea by Oxford scholar Theodore Zeldin. It seeks to promote openness and curiosity through a sincere exchange between two people, away from judgment and convention.
The events pair two strangers together for sincere, rewarding exchanges that probe beyond small talk. You are each given a Menu of Conversation that looks like a restaurant menu, with starters, fish, grills, dessert, etc., but instead of descriptions of food dishes, each heading contains topics to talk about, 25 in all.
A ‘Muse’ then introduces the meal and explains how to proceed and the rules of what is more than a game. Each of you chooses a topic, and when you have finished discussing it, the other chooses a topic, and so you go through the Menu. This conversation takes two hours, though it has been known to last seven hours.
We invite you to step outside your comfort zone and be open to not only learning more about another person but about yourself. This is, in many ways, what life is is all about! For further background information, please visit http://www.oxfordmuse.com/
CBR Muse - Feast of Strangers, is kindly supported by Two before 10 Canberra who will be providing food, coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages for purchase during the evening.
Be sure to register as capacity is limited!
If you have any questions, please email Ben Gill at firstname.lastname@example.org
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