Designing Utopia: John Hargrave and the Kibbo Kift
Cathy Ross covers a first detailed account of the remarkable British writer and artist John Hargrave and his three creations The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, The Green Shirt Movement for Social Credit and The Social Credit Party of Great Britain.
Philosophy of History from Kant to Foucault [Fully Booked]
How should we, as historical beings, understand ourselves and our place in history? Are we moving forward, and if so, how and to what? Or should we be looking back, to understand how we got to where we are now?
The greatest minds are divided when it comes to the value of democracy. This course focuses on the meaning, the contexts, the pitfalls and benefits, as well as the voting procedures of democratic systems.
Not only have ghosts haunted literature from Homer to Dante, from Shakespeare to Terry Pratchett, they also creep into philosophy in various forms, affecting philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, cultural criticism and philosophical anthropology. We will explore both literary and philosophical texts to explore the critical function of the “ghost” in the Western tradition.
In his lifetime, Spinoza was reviled as an atheist and after his death ‘Spinozism’ became a term of abuse for those accused of irreligion or heresy. We shall discuss Spinoza’s far-reaching influence on later philosophers as diverse as Schelling, Nietzsche, Deleuze, and how he inspired the Norwegian environmentalist Arne Næss and the Argentinian writer Jorge-Luis Borgès.
In what circumstances would you save the lives of five people by letting one person die? How free are you? Are you the same person you were twenty years ago? In any case, who on earth are you? This course in the Problems in Philosophy will consist of debating these and other philosophical questions and thought experiments.
Join the London Fortean Society for three talks on terra incognita: the world of tunnels, caves, caverns and underground labyrinths from English folklore to occult secrets to urban legends of the London Underground.
Saying and doing what you really want is challenging, but it’s also the ultimate path towards freedom. Are you ready to remove the mask and be yourself? Put aside a few hours to explore freely with the beautifully unhinged and creatively wild Yaron Engler. Reconnect once more with your authentic self.
The Quest For Wonder starring Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince and their puppet counterparts. The show will be a fun-filled caper through the world of science that is sure to delight both children and adults alike. The screening will be followed by a questions and answers from the producers and directors of the series from the Cosmic Genome.
If you rent in London, here's a rare chance to see what the mayoral candidates have to say on the matter. Candidates will discuss everything from rent controls and building new homes, to regulating landlords and paying for it all. They'll also take questions from the audience.
London Thinks – The Theology and Ethics of Star Wars
Is Obi Wan Kenobi a benign spirit guide or a radical preacher recruiting vulnerable teens to join a terrorist movement that blows up government Death Stars? And is Han Solo really a humanist?
These and other questions will be answered by our panel of experts, including: Professor Francesca Stavrakopoulou and Chief Executive of the British Humanist Association and Sci Fi supremo, Andrew Copson.
In our society, many of us hold a common view about what Oxbridge is, but are not so clear about what Oxbridge does. For example, how come that this institution is also a multi-billion pound industry? How significant are its links with the Church? Speaker Leon Harrison will deconstruct Oxbridge.
In collaboration with Mosaic, the Wellcome Trust's online magazine, 5X15 is delighted to host an evening of stories about the future of medicine. Dr. Jo Marchant speaks about the immune system, Alexander Masters speaks about his revolutionary idea for funding clinical trials, Charles Fernyhough speaks about the voices within, Roger Highfield holds forth, and Gaia Vince talks about hacking the nervous system.
LIFE PURPOSE: How do I Discover my Life Purpose and Live a Fulfilling Life?
What is the difference between purpose and our occupation, duties and responsibilities? Is our purpose something that we 'do' or is it an 'emotion' we experience? Can we have a purpose in life that has nothing to do with what we do for a living? If yes, do we experience more fulfilment and contentment when these two are aligned or can they be two independent variables?
This workshop, run by the author of the best-selling book ‘Designing intranets: creating sites that work‘, explores key user experience (UX) techniques and principles that will guide the design of even the most sophisticated intranet.
Expect a dazzling array of speakers, the chance to exercise your democratic right in the vote on our new name (and the election of a new Executive committee), and of course several evenings of top-class entertainment and carousing.
At this meeting Professor Windy Dryden will present a seminar on dealing with Guilt and Shame. This will be followed by some live CBT sessions with volunteers, hopefully relating to the topics of Guilt and Shame.
‘Who’s Holding the Baby? Leading Effectively, Adler Meets Winnicott’ Presented by Dr Karen John
With budget cuts and the more-for-less culture, public and voluntary sector leaders and staff struggle to meet increasing demands on dwindling resources. This lecture presents practical approaches found to be effective in supporting leaders and staff alike.
Spend an evening exploring the partner dance of Argentina. You'll learn some basic steps, experiment with movement and character, create mini dramas, and find ways of creating theatre from the world of tango.
Speaker Derek Bates will argue that we should be able to properly engage with our elected representatives using modern communication and internet technology, have a “live" influence on our futures and express our opinions - effectively crowd-sourcing innovative policy and direction.
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