Matters Arising

Matters Arising Discussion Group

Frequency: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 14:00see below for a meeting schedule details
Venue: Aula Asociaciones, Calle Calatayud 45, 1st floor, Moraira

Group Leader: Piotr Azia

A Discussion Group

If you like a stimulating discussion, if you want to meet interesting people – join Matters Arising!

A lively and humorous Discussion Group. It’s very informal, no one has to speak if they don’t want to, they can just sit and listen, but you may be surprised to find how often you find that you do have an opinion, which you want to voice.

The subject for each month is chosen the previous month. Anyone can suggest a subject, and if the majority of the group’s members agree, that is the topic that will be discussed the following month.

Looking forward to seeing you in connection with the next discussion.

Contact me if you wish to join the group.

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Matters Arising closed group on Facebook

We have a closed group on Facebook (closed in order to avoid spam and unwanted posts by non-members), so that group members can interact at any time, before and after a discussion, share insights and vote for the subjects they’d like to debate. I will send an invitation to all members of the group – feel free to join if you are on Facebook or ignore it if you are not.

If you wish to join the closed group, you can send me a message using the form above or do it from Facebook by following this link: request to join the Facebook closed group.



Meeting Schedule

The group does not meet in July-August and December, as members are either travelling or are busy with visitors.


The group meets in the Aula Asociaciones, kindly provided by the Teulada-Moraira ayuntamiento. It’s on the main street of Moraira, calle Calatayud no. 45, on the right looking towards the sea, first floor (there is a lift). Below you will find a map pinpointing its location:

Matters Arising 9th May 14:00 – free discussion

Time just flies - barely noticed that it's time for our monthly appointment. As we don't have a prepared subject, how about an informal, free-ranging discussion tomorrow afternoon? There is no shortage of subjects: from the 2nd round of the French…

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Matters Arising 11 April: Populism – conclusions

The discussion subject was: Populism A select group of members joined the discussion for well over an hour. As the group was small, we could range widely and touch on a number of subject, like vaccinations (did you realise that populist dislike…

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Matters Arising 11th April 2017 14:00: Populism

A bit late, but I am just back in Spain after 8 weeks of absence, here is the subject of our next discussion: Populism How many times have you read or heard the words populism, populist or one of its variations, during the last week? Probably…

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Matters Arising 10th January 2017: Opinion Polls

If you like a stimulating discussion, if you want to meet interesting people - join Matters Arising! For the first session of 2017, Trevor Kemp will lead the first discussion on 10th January, on the subject of: Opinion Polls Following the…

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Matters Arising 8 Nov 2016: Water: Should it be more expensive?

During our last meeting in October we decided to discuss "Cybersecurity and the Manipulation of Information". However, travel and an ongoing refurbishment have made it impossible for me to prepare adequately for the discussion, therefore I'd like to…

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Matters Arising meets at 14:00 on 11 October to discuss: UK property prices are sky-high. Why?

The next meeting will take place in the Aula de Asociaciones, calle Calatayud (the main street with lots of shops) in Moraira. The room is on the 1st floor, there is a lift. The main door closes automatically, even if we are trying to keep it open…

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Discussion group Matters Arising Tuesday 13 Sept 11:00

The next meeting of the group will be on 13th September at 11:00 at our new location, kindly provided by the Ayuntamiento Teulada-Moraira - address and map below. Make time in your schedule for this event! We will discuss the subject: The…

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Matters Arising 13th September

The next meeting of the group will be on 13th September - timing and venue to be confirmed closer to the date. Make time in your schedule for this event! The subject, selected during our May meeting will be: The first Industrial Revolution:…

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Matters Arising 7th June 11:00 at Café Bonissimo

When: Tuesday 7th June 11:00 Where: Café Bonissimo, cala Andragó, Moraira (see directions below) Have you enjoyed the life of a favourite pet? When she/he grew old and maybe suffering from poor health, did you (out of love) decide to end…

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Matters Arising 10th May – conclusions and presentation

10 people turned up for the 3rd meeting of the group, which allowed the present to express themselves at leisure, while discussing Spanish working hours - pros and cons: Spaniards sit for dinner, while the rest of Europe is ready to go to bed…

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Matters Arising next meeting on 10th May 11:00

Don't miss the next meeting of the Matters Arising discussion group! The subject: Spaniards sit for dinner, while the rest of Europe is ready to go to bed - should they change their working hours and habits? Spain sits astride…

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Matters Arising 12th Apr 11:00: Gender Equality – Change of VENUE and TIME!

Important note Change of VENUE and TIME - it is now 11:00 at Salón de Actos, La Senieta, Moraira 22 members turned up on the 8th of March for the first meeting of the group, to discuss the EU Referendum. We had a wide-ranging discussion,…

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Matters Arising March 8th 14:00: EU Referendum

YES OR NO IN OR OUT Our first Matters Arising will be a lighthearted look ahead at what could be the consequences, to us, of the referendum First meeting - March 8th 2p.m and every 2nd Tuesday of the month thereafter Inside Saxo Discotheque…

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