Though not quite all at the same time… This Sunday (17th October), we are holding a special Philosophy Cafe as part of the fabulous Made in Roath community arts festival. The festival takes place over the weekend, featuring a huge range of events, activities, and exhibitions, and opens at The Gate this evening, with contributions from featuring the poet Gillian Clarke. For full details see

Sunday’s Cafe (3.30-5.30pm in the Cafe Bar at The Gate):
The Relationship between Art and Sport
Dr Andrew Edgar
Philosophy, Cardiff University

Can sports be artistic? We often use similar kinds of language to describe sporting performances and art forms. There are even sports (e.g. figure skating, high diving) in which aesthetic criteria can make all the difference between winning and losing. But does this mean that we should stop thinking about sport as just entertainment, and start taking it more seriously? Dr Andrew Edgar, Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association, will invite us to consider these and other questions as part of the Made in Roath Festival.

Next Tuesday (19th October) sees the Cafe return, as usual, to the Gate on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, from 7.30pm. This month’s event:

The Problem of Evil
Rev. Dr Peter Sedgewick
St Michael’s College, Cardiff
What do we mean by ‘evil’, and how far do people believe that evil exists? Find out whether we have a problem with the nature of evil in our society and discuss the issues with a leading theologian.

More information on Cafe events is, as usual, available at

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