Simrit: Songs of Resilience Global Unity Tour London
Hailed world-wide for her haunting voice, music and rare ability to transmit deep humanity and pure love through her sound, Simrit has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1 for consecutive weeks at a time, many times over, and Billboard Music.
Authoritarian. Narcissist. Sexist. White nationalist. Terribletweeter. These are just some of the epithets hurled at the 45th president of the United States since his shock election victory.
Join our panel of experts to uncover what Donald Trump really wants – and how he plans to get it. Will he “make America great again”? Or should he make the rest of us very, very worried?
We're welcoming the popular philosopher Roman Krznaric to our gathering to talk about this big old life topic. He will base his talk on his new book 'Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day', which explores the life-changing potential of carpe diem. He says that he will "delve into its many interpretations, from the grasping of opportunities to wild hedonism and calm living in the moment, and examines its hijacking by consumer and digital culture."
Prospects for a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict
This talk will review the origins of the Israel/Palestine conflict and the reasons why the international effort for a two-state solution based on the Oslo parameters has failed and seems likely to continue to fail.
Dr Marek Kukula - Public Astronomer at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich & author of books including 'The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who' - speaks to LGBT Humanists about why he thinks that space is FABULOUS!
One summer in the 12th century harvesters in the fields of the Suffolk village of Woolpit were amazed when two children suddenly appeared, as if out of the ground. Their skin was green, and they spoke an unintelligible language. Later, when they had learnt enough English to communicate, they said they came from a land called St Martin’s Land, where the sun never shone.
The world is changing in unexpected ways. The power of radical ideas and groups is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is the real power of radicals? And what does the future hold? Jamie Bartlett discusses these areas in his new book.
Friday Club meets on a Friday. Our goal is to help you to work on whatever it is that makes you nervous about what lies ahead. We want to help you re-frame how you feel so that you can approach whatever it is that is making you fearful with curiosity, playfulness, and interest, and, with the help of the group, enjoy the thing that part of you wishes you could avoid!
In this provocative talk Dr. Dean Whittington, author of Wrenching Open the Doors of Perception, Beaten into Violence and Psychologically Informed Environments (amongst others), talks about how to generate therapeutic regeneration of those groups previously written off.
What is “fake news”? Are we really living in a “post-truth” society? Dr Sander van der Linden, who has recently attracted great media interest in his approach to responding to this hugely concerning phenomenon, will discuss how false memes can spread from one mind to another and explore the latest research on whether it is possible, amazingly, to develop a psychological “vaccine" against fake news.
Perception Change. Think Different.
Sam Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville and all round visionary is coming to speak to us about why she thinks perception change is the thing for us to master in the modern world. She says:
The Boring Conference is a one-day celebration of the mundane, the ordinary, the obvious and the overlooked – subjects often considered trivial and pointless, but when examined more closely reveal themselves to be deeply fascinating.
This exhibition presents the work of eight London based photographers, who came together at Conway Hall in February 2017 to explore the theme of the portrait: Jason Boxall, Sisi Burns, Jo Clemens, Romy McCarthy, Niaz Maleknia, Robert Raynard, Lydie Salima and Timothy Stubbs Hughes.
The Art of Thinking – an exhibition of sketchbooks
An exhibition which aims to reveal the preliminary processes - through sharing a range of ways to record, explore, reflect and develop creative work. The Art of Thinking showcases the wide range of ways in which students from across University of the Arts London use sketchbooks to explore and develop their creative work. Co-curated by UAL students, the exhibition reveals the sources of inspiration, the experiments, the trials and the errors, and how they form a vital part of the creative journey.
Why did the chicken cross the road? This course will introduce several different approaches to explaining human behaviour, including philosophy, genetics, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. We will critically discuss their usefulness and apply them to examples of behaviour such as aggressive, competitive and sexual behaviours.
In this workshop, our relationship healer Maeve Crawford will help us to understand the science and process of choosing a life partner. Through awareness, self-reflection and conversation, this interactive workshop will empower men and women to be clear about what they’re are looking for. Then equip you with tools and strategies to find the person that is right for you – right meaning someone who is aligned with your values and vision.
Widely acclaimed for key operatic title roles in the UK and abroad, the ‘deeply touching, outstanding’ soprano Mary Bevan, the ‘elegant yet intense, impeccable’ tenor Ben Johnson, and the ‘increasingly impressive’ bass-baritone Ashley Riches join pianist David Owen Norris for a unique programme of songs by English composer Sir Arthur Sullivan. The programme will draw on a wide variety of poets and texts, launching Chandos's latest Sullivan recording.
What is science? What is the relationship between philosophy and science? What does it mean that there are many competing different models of scientific explanation? How do new concepts, such as “emergence”, “complexity” and “chaos”, change the nature of scientific and philosophical discourse?
Philosophers of Otherness 2: Girard, Ricoeur, Derrida
We will explore the ideas of three contemporary thinkers who argue that the character of our existence is truly defined by our stance towards others. We will focus on: Violence and the Sacred (1972) by Rene Girard; The Conflict of Interpretations(1969) by Paul Ricoeur; and Of Grammatology (1967) by Jacques Derrida.
Pragmatism is the uniquely American contribution to the history of philosophy. Its origins are strongly humanistic, and we first discuss the way in which this is developed in the work of C.S. Peirce, William James and John Dewey.
Philosophy is the study of the complexity of everyday life. Art too can be understood as grappling with the same problems. Using Western Philosophers from Immanuel Kant to Hubert Dreyfus, as well as some philosophers of the Eastern tradition, including Kakuzo and El-Bizri, we’ll examine the overlap between art and philosophy.
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