Courses & Workshops
Aspects of Humanism
7 May - 25 June 2013
There is another chance to take this course:
Summer Sessions - 7 May - 25 Jun 2013.
Graphic illustration kindly provided by Lawrence Mathias.
An 8 session, 16 hour in-depth course on the history and philosophy behind Humanist beliefs
The course, authored by philosopher Brendan Larvor, covers the following topics:
- Week 1 What Do We Mean By Humanism?
- Week 2 The Scientific, Historical and Moral Cases Against Theism
- Week 3 Humanist Ethics
- Week 4 Liberalism
- Week 5 Human Rights and Tolerance
- Week 6 Religion and Faith
- Week 7 Nihilism, Naturalism and Nietzsche
- Week 8 Meaning, Ritual and Ceremony
Tutor: Mark Fielding
Tuesdays - 7 May; 14 May; 21 May; 28 May; 4 Jun; 11 Jun; 18 Jun; 25 Jun.
Times: 19.00 - 21.00
£80, or £56 if you book onto two whole courses.
Science and NonDuality
Thu 20 Jun 2013, 19.00
Peter Lloyd presents
Science and NonDuality
Discussion of the nature of the conscious mind.
Is it possible to establish a bridge between the Western, scientific understanding of the brain and mind, and the Eastern - especially Vedantic - notion that reality is ultimately an ineffable nonduality, while the manifest world is an illusion? The discussion covers: the modern debate on consciousness (cf David Chalmers); Western idealism (George Berkeley); Eastern idealism (Shankara); and whether the nature of reality is amenable to ratiocinative investigation or whether it must hand over to mysticism.
Each session will consist of a 45 minute presentation by Peter B Lloyd, followed by up to two hours of structured discussion.
Lectures starting on the 20th & 28th June 2013 in the Bertrand Russell Room.
For any queries please email: email@example.com
Philosophy Summer School July 2013
1 - 5 July 2013
We are pleased to announce our first Summer School, organised in collaboration with the London School of Philosophy, Birkbeck Department of Philosophy and Conway Hall, to be held at Conway Hall 1-5 July (over 4 days, excluding Wednesday 3rd) .
There will be talks on a wide range of philosophical topics by lecturers and professors from Birkbeck and the London School of Philosophy with plenty of opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Suitable for all levels of philosophical experience.
Early bird ticket for all 4 days £180(strictly limited supply available until 10 June)
Individual day tickets £50 early bird/£60 full price
Sat 13 Jul 2013, 10.00
Joe Hoare presents
Do you need to give your spirits a lift?
To remember what a hearty laugh feels like? To beat the blues?
To connect? To be playful again?
To come alive and feel gloriously empowered?
To awaken your laughing buddha within, even?
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of these, this day is for YOU. This is a light-hearted, connecting, joyful day to nurture yourself and experience the healing power of laughter.
Come and laugh, release, energise, enjoy, connect, get ecstatic.
Hone your laughter skills.
Leave feeling energised, empowered, optimistic, connected and better resourced.
Tickets: £75, Earlybird £65 (before 31st May)