Pulse Youth Group

PULSE is a youth group and fellowship for 11-16 year olds in Wheatley and the surrounding villages.
We meet every week 6:30pm-8:30pm in the URC.

Alternate weeks we focus on games evenings and Discussion. There is always a break for snacks and drinks and sharing news, concerns and anything else on our minds. Tel: 01865 876288 for further information.

The theme of our discussions in Spring 2020 is:

‘Finding our Place’

We began by watching the Disney Film ‘Queen of Katwe’ carefully looking to find the challenges faced and overcome by Phiona Mutesi who grew up in Katwe, a slum area of Kampala, Uganda and who became a Chess Champion. How was she able to Find Her Place?  

Following on we will watch this short documentary made in 2011 of Phiona Mutesi on 26 January 2020.


Past Dicussion Topics (a selection)

Inventing ourselves

The Lost Art of Democratic Debate – Michael Sandel

What do babies think? – Alison Gopnik
How brains make moral judgements – Rebecca Saxe

Lessons from the longest study on human development – Helen Pearson

Do you really know why you do what you do? – Petter Johansson

Helping Others makes us happier, but it matters how you do it – Elizabeth Dunn

The Mysterious workings of the adolescent brain – Sarah-Jayne Blakemore

The linguistic genius of babies – Patricia Kuhl

How language shapes the way we thin

How language shapes the way we think – Lera Boroditsky

Communicating with ourselves and others

Own Your Behaviours, Master Your Communication, TEDxGenova – Louise Evans

“Good’ and “bad” are incomplete stories we tell ourselves – Heather Lanier

You aren’t at the mercy of you emotions – Lisa Feldman Barrett 

Why do we believe things that aren’t true – Philip Fernbach

Historical Myths – John van Wyhe

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes – Adam Leipzig

What males us feel good about our work – Dan Ariely

The lost art of democratic debate – Michael Sandel