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Debates: This House Believes that the Traditional University Will Be Replaced by Online Learning

In a relatively short period of time MOOCs such as Coursera or Udemy grew in massive popularity and are serving thousands and millions of users. Some online courses have even been recommended for university credit. This prompted to question whether traditional universities have to adapt themselves to the new realities of education and even whether they can be replaced. The question of how online courses could replace universities is open for debate as well.

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The Interview Game

A little question asking contest  whoever asks most questions wins (questions will be provided; you need people skills and great English to win in this game).

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Development of communication skills games

Communication has always been significant in a person's life and personal development, it is the same human need as water and food. So, if you are tired after work or study, if another job is waiting for you at home or the Internet is waiting for you there, let’s communicate, come and relax, play plenty and have fun!!!

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Meet Chris

Meet Chris from the UK and talk all the meeting long.

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This House would ban the sale of surveillance technology to non-democratic countries

The sophistication of modern surveillance technology has increased by leaps and bounds in the 21st century. Governments have unprecedented power to watch their citizens, to see almost every aspect of their private and public lives. By use of CCTV, internet censorship and infiltration, wire-taps, and a multitude of other systems, governments have enormous power to control the populace. 

Should democracies refuse to sell technology that could be used for ill to regimes abroad, or does it have more to gain from treating them as equally valid governments?

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Debates: This House Believes in Basic Income

Basic income is the form of social security where every citizen irrespective of their income, age, physical abilities, family status, and other factors normally taken into account in social security regularly receives a fixed amount of money from the government. It is now being tested in some countries like Finland and Canada. Will such a system benefit the society?

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Three Games

We're going to play three small brand new games we never played before. The rules are secret yet but they are simple and the games don't require any special skills or analytical mind. They're probably more about intuition.

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TED video and discussion: What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Tonight, we will watch a TED talk by Robert Waldinger and discuss the issue he brings up.

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Imaginarium

This is a board game that trains your imagination and interpretation skills and teaches you to better understand your friends.

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Adult Language Games

Do you believe that language learning games are for little kids? Tonight, Anna will prove you wrong with her advanced language games. Don't miss them!