The Lighthouse Café

 

 

 

A relaxed space to meet and explore significant ideas and themes in a welcoming atmosphere, with people from around the world.

At H3Uni we explore ways of working together to build a worthwhile future for all.

Our Lighthouse Café is an online space where we can meet informally to shine a light into a particular idea, from different perspectives.

Each Café is 90 minutes. We use video conferencing, visual thinking, screen sharing. You can join by computer or by telephone.

At the end of each Café, the room is left open so that the dialogue can continue. You are also invited to join our community and continue the dialogue there, sharing information with others.

Topics are chosen from the many dialogues in and around H3Uni. The Café atmosphere may be informal but the subject matters are of the essence for the issues we all face. Previous Cafés have focused on topics like Collaboration and Transformation.

Upcoming Lighthouse Cafés

Cafe Regular

Café Regular

Café Regular hosts topics of current interest for the sake of reflection in thoughtful dialogue.  Visitors are offered some initial ideas, and the group that is present creates the ensuing conversation.

 

Freedom

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Pattern

What does pattern mean and entail?  Is it as simple as repetition?  Patterns can be a support, but they can also be a prison. Four blokes walking across a zebra crossing is not the same as four blokes dressed as zebra crossings doing hard time.

Tickets available soon for Pattern !

Safety

Tickets available soon for Safety !

Fiction

Talking crickets available soon

 

Collegium

A talk by a leading researcher in the chosen topic followed by discussion facilitated by Dr Anthony Hodgson.

Access is by invitation (anthony.hodgson@h3uni.org)

Session XIV

NETWEAVING

Tuesday 5th November, 2019

Prof Bruce Goldstein, University of Colorado

Session XV

Community Foodgrowing – Three Horizons in Dundee

Tuesday 3rd December, 2019

Ness Wright – Senior Service Designer, Snook

Previous Lighthouse Cafés Include...

Cafe Regular

 

 

Hope

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Showing up

Yes! I am going to Show Up, so sign me up now !

 

Complexity

 

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Anticipation

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Transformation

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Awareness

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Purpose

Sign me up for Purpose

 

 

Power

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Wisdom

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Narrative

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Resilience

Wednesday 23 May,  2018

What is needed for resilience in a world that grows ever more networked and yet more brittle, divided and unpredictable? Join us to explore this third horizon topic.

 

What is Sacred ?

Viability

Anger

November 21, 2017

Anger: Its uses and pitfalls.

Ethos

Identity

September 19, 2017

Hope

March 28, 2017

Cafe Extra

The Café Extra  invites a speaker to introduce a topic that they care about, for visitors then to consider together in dialogue. A richer mix of well informed ideas to stimulate discussion, collaborative reflection and shared perception. 

Anger with Kerri Brock

July 11th  2018

How can the potentially wild and dangerous emotion of anger be better understood? What evolutionary purposes does anger serve, and how might these benefit a third horizon enterprise?   A necessary conversation to open fresh insights.

Sign me up for Anger

Transcending Professionalism with Ian Wight

Wednesday 6th June

How should learning evolve to sustain professionals in times of accelerating change? Will professionalism prove to be an asset or a straightjacket? It is timely to consider the vital role that responsible professionals play in creating change.

Decision Making in the Third Horizon

December 12 2017

What does decision making look like as we work towards a worthwhile future for all?

The BlockChain

October 17, 2017

How can this be used to generate not just new currencies and ways of exchanging value, but also new forms of organisation?

Collegium

Session XIII

FUTURE UNIVERSITIES

Tuesday 15th October,, 2019

ProF. Oğuz Babüroğlu – Sabaci University, Istanbul

Session XII

LEARNING CREATIVE IMAGINATION

Tuesday 3rd September, 2019

Dr. Anthony Hodgson and Prof. Bill Sharpe – H3Uni

Session XI

REFELXIVITY

Tuesday 4th June, 2019

Prof Michael Grenfell

Michael is Emeritus Professor at the Southampton Education School. He is also Chair of Education at Trinity College, University of Dublin and head of School at Stirling University. He is a specialist in the theory of practice of the French social theorist Pierre Bourdieu

 

 

 

 

Session X

REGENERATIVE CULTURES

Tuesday 7th May, 2019

Daniel Wahl

Daniel will be talking immediately after a tour of Brazil where he is carrying out talks, workshops and book-launches.

 

 

 

 

Session IX

PATTERNS AND SEMIOSIS

Tuesday 2nd April

Helene Finidori

Patterns, semiosis and the evolution of consciousness.   Helene is currently research a Ph.D. on the relationship between pattern language and systems thinking at the Centre for Systems Studies, Hull University

 

Session VIII

CITIES AS GAIA’S REFELCTIVE ORGANS

Tuesday 12th March, 2019

Marilyn Hamilton

Beyond smart, beyond resilient, beyond complexity –

“I propose to explore the case for the evolution of cities, not as a bane on the Earth, but as a necessary stage of maturing capacity of Gaia’s living system. I would offer the evidence from science, practice and thought experiments, from my Integral City Book Series, Reframing Complex Challenges for Gaia’s Human Hives (2018), Inquiry and Action: Designing Impact for the Human Hive (2017) and Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences for the Human Hive (English 2008, Russian 2014).”

Marylin is currently resident in Findhorn, Scotland.

 

 

Session VII

Foresight and the Seven Dimensions of Experience

Tuesday  5 February, 2019

Dr. Anthony Hodgson

Shortly to be published in World Futures: The Journal of New Paradigm Research. The paper builds on the multidimensional ideas of J.G. Bennett relating them to three levels of our experience – the physical, the biological and the psychological

 

 

 

Session VI

Pattern Dynamics

Tuesday  8 January, 2018

Bill Sharpe

 

Session V

Analogies and Distinctions: Mapping Social System Identity

Tuesday 4 December, 2018

Howard Silverman

 

Session IV

Coherence

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Tom Flannagan

Session III

SDG Transformations

Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Steve Waddel

 

 

Session II

SYSTEMS THINKING FOR A TURBULENT WORLD

Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Dr Anthony Hodgson

 

 

Session I

Knowledge for the 21st Century

July 10 2018

Professor Alfonso Montuori invites us to a discussion of his current thinking on Knowledge for the 21st Century which is also a new programme he is to teach  at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Alfonso`s study of social creativity is very relevant to the aspirations of H3Uni. We hope to further our thinking about future education through this dialogue.

 

The Lighthouse Café begins @:

 

Pacific: 11:30am

Mountain: 12:30pm

Central: 1:30pm

Eastern: 2:30pm

Atlantic: 3:30pm

UK: 19:30

Central Europe: 20:30

(or, find your time zone at WorldTimeBuddy.com)

 

You will receive a Zoom link close to the date of your call.

Please test the link 10-15 minutes in advance of the start time.