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Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 09:54:21PM 2 points [-]

I live in London, UK.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 02 April 2009 10:09:30PM 3 points [-]

I'm in London, and till we organize something I recommend the UKTA/ExtroBritannia meets.

Comment author: taw 02 April 2009 11:05:39PM 3 points [-]

Another Londoner here. By power of statistics there should be enough of us to organize it even the next weekend if we wanted.

If anybody else wants to organize that, go ahead, I don't really have much experience in this. But in case there are no other volunteers I'll do it. So if any Londoners interested in rationalist meetup in some coffeeshop or pub, just email me at Tomasz.Wegrzanowski@gmail.com If there will be 5 or more interested people, I'll suggest some times and places and hopefully we can set the first meetup this way.

The first one is always the hardest, the next one will hopefully be less ad hoc than that.

Comment author: ciphergoth 02 April 2009 11:10:23PM 2 points [-]

I'd go for a weekday evening in a pub in town to kick off...

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 11:29:22PM *  1 point [-]

Weekdays are useless to anyone not actually in London - even close by, it would take too long to travel in after work.

Also, pubs are hugely overrated for serious talk, where you want less echoes, less music, less TV and less shouty people. Try a Starbucks?

Edit: meeting near a station or at least Zone 1 tube is also a plus.

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:39:23AM 0 points [-]

I'm up for that - Tue/Wed/Thu (tho not in silly season). Alternatively, a weekend midday/afternoon, unless you'd like to come out to Windsor. :)

Comment author: ciphergoth 13 December 2010 06:32:18AM 0 points [-]

The post you're replying to is very old, but see Calling LW Londoners - a meetup on Sunday 2011-01-02 seems likely!

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 09:42:38AM 0 points [-]

Fantastic. Thanks for that :)

Comment author: JulianMorrison 02 April 2009 10:48:19PM 1 point [-]

Reading, UK, and UKTA is excellent.

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 11:37:54AM 1 point [-]

I'm in Slough - work in London. This thread is a couple years old, though, any current activity?

Comment author: MichaelHoward 12 December 2010 01:50:45PM 0 points [-]

Hi. Yes, it's still going. The last meeting "The neuropsychology of self control - and its implications for AI and brain simulation" was on 13 November. See my links above for future meetings, and hope to see you there :)

Comment author: taryneast 12 December 2010 03:51:47PM *  0 points [-]

Cool. Thanks. That does sound interesting.

I did check out the group page, but I noticed that you can't see the calendar unless you're a member... but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Of course, I could join, look, then unjoin - but that's far more effort... especially when you have to be approved first.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 13 December 2010 01:37:17PM 0 points [-]

but I don't like to join unless I can see the calendar of past events (to see if they're local/relevant/interesting etc)... catch-22 sometimes ;)

Hmm... that does seem a little foot-shooting, unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

There's nothing in the ExtroBritannia list's calendar though, but you can see the events on the blog.

Comment author: taryneast 13 December 2010 03:57:57PM 0 points [-]

unless you join too many groups and want a reason not to ;)

That would be an accurate description of my life ;)

Currently I am interested in way too many things - and have a habit of joining up to all of them to see if I'm interested enough to continue going along...

Unfortunately I am limited by time from going to everything I'd like.

Comment author: marc 02 April 2009 11:32:57PM 2 points [-]

I'm in London

Comment author: whpearson 03 April 2009 08:11:11AM 1 point [-]

Devon, UK. London meets are a bit far at the moment, but I may be moving.

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Comment author: AlanCrowe 03 April 2009 10:12:10AM 1 point [-]

I'm also in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Comment author: sark 23 January 2010 09:51:48PM 0 points [-]

me too, University of Edinburgh

Comment author: strangeloop 26 January 2010 04:41:23PM 0 points [-]

London as well.

Comment author: Larks 11 August 2009 11:23:24PM *  0 points [-]

Eastbourne, East Sussex

Edit: Also Oxford, UK in termtime.

Comment author: oliverbeatson 11 September 2009 12:22:05AM 1 point [-]

Another Eastbourne, East Sussex.

Comment author: Alexandros 24 April 2009 04:00:59PM 0 points [-]

Guildford, UK. Definitely up for any London meetups.

Comment author: mathemajician 04 April 2009 10:58:41AM 0 points [-]

Yay London