Chat Café

Flyer design to promote Friday *’Chat Cafés’ at the MAC Centre, Birmingham.

By 2009, ‘Chat Café’ had become a monthly informal pop-up / drop-in event organised by IOL (Image of Learning)

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Chat Café FAQ’s

How could I benefit?
By bringing your thoughts from isolation and into a Chat Café you may clarify your projects’ aims, evolve workable ideas and establish useful people-links – all over an informal cuppa.

What aspects can we discuss?
All chats must be people and project based.

What do I need to bring?
Your project questions.

What’s the principle behind Chat Café and the Penny University?
Chat Cafés promote the principles of the original Penny University and provide a setting where ideas can be shared and built upon. By getting people to think and work together, most projects bear fruit.

How do I get into a Chat Café?
Phone 01547 520 925 to book your place, and following on from the tradition of the Penny University of the 1700s, you can still get in for 1p

Chat Café

Handout design for *Chat Café

Bring your thoughts to the Chat Café table where workable ideas evolve and links form during an informal cuppa. Chat Cafés promote the principles of the original Penny University and provide a setting where ideas can be shared and built upon. By getting people to think and work together, most projects bear fruit. The name “Penny University” is a reference to the early coffeehouses in Oxford England. These coffeehouses held an important association with the European Age of Enlightenment. MORE>       UPDATES: Google Groups has an online version of the Penny University          Penny Power is working to bring Business Cafés back onto the high streets.