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July 2019

July meetup: How a goldfish called Wilson saved my life

July 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Having suffered with deep depression, acts of ending his life and feeling very alone with no purpose in life, Jason got a goldfish, he called it 'Wilson'.  From that moment life changed and started to feel more positive, homely, and a small level of purpose in life.  With all of his life struggles weighing him down, not sharing his pain with friends and family, it was a goldfish called 'Wilson' that Jason reflects on the moment that changed his outlook…

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September 2019

September Meetup: Health and the Reading Climate Action Network

September 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Our main speaker, Chris Beales, will give a brief overview of some of the risks facing the health sector, as a consequence of the changing climate. A discussion will follow about what we can and must do about this. The risks to both physical and mental health and wellbeing are significant. However, there are great opportunities for all of us in Reading if we tackle the climate change challenge. He will finish by talking about a really positive vision for…

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October 2019

October meetup: Adult social care is in crisis!

October 22, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Firefly Cellar Bar, The Three Guineas Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LY
Reading, RG1 1LY GB
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Adult social care is in crisis. It's widely seen as unfair, and not properly funded. Governments of all colours have talked about it, then avoided action. Few of us know how social care works, yet we all want more say in big decisions like this: What care should be available, and for whom? How much funding should it have, and how should we pay for it? Our friends from TalkShop will be hosting this meetup. Talk Shop is a new way of…

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November 2019

November Meetup: AI in healthcare

November 26, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LX
Reading, RG1 1LX GB
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We are partnering with Austin Vita this month to cover AI in healthcare - both the medical benefits and the ethical considerations. Please note the location for the meetup and timing are different this time round. New technologies that harness artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) present huge opportunities to transform healthcare, improve the quality of people, and help health professionals. At the same time, there are ethical concerns. For example, IBM’s Watson for Oncology is an artificial intelligence…

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January 2020

Wild Wellbeing – RSA Reading launch event in collaboration with Ethical Reading

January 28 @ 5:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Curious Lounge, First Floor Pinnacle 20 Tudor Rd, Reading, RG1 1NH
Reading, RG1 1NH GB
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Can we improve our health with a dose of nature? Can the workplace enable us to connect with our wild side? What’s so good about growing? Join Ethical Reading and The Royal Society of Arts for the launch of RSA Reading. Our three local speakers will share their perspectives on the value of nature, followed by plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking. Agenda 17:45 - 18:15  Arrive and network 18:15 - 18:30  Welcome and Introductions by Ethical Reading and…

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