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Theodore Zeldin on Life’s Hidden Pleasures

24th January 2016 · 11:20am - 1:00pm

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 Theodore Zeldin on Life’s Hidden Pleasures

Are we fully alive? Or do we merely survive, repeating the same gestures, following the same itinerary that others have fixed for us, commuting to the same office every day?

Acclaimed philosopher Theodore Zeldin thinks you have the answers, if only you will let him ask you the right questions.

Bringing insight from the great thinkers of every corner of the world – from aesthetes to capitalists, East to West, enfolding the views of Science and The Arts, rich and poor, ancient and modern – Theodore will apply a lifetime of philosophical study to show us that instead of searching for a niche in which to be safe, we can find the hidden, unspoken, and forgotten meaning in human experience – if only we will listen to one another.

We will cross boundaries of money, prejudice, pretence and misunderstanding to uncover how ideas form a longer lasting bond than physical attraction; how religion can bring us together more strongly than it tears us apart; and how we can make work less futile and boring.

Join us for a thought-provoking and enlightening journey through the breadth of human experience.

Since 2008 The School of Life has presented strictly secular Sunday Sermons exploring the values we should live by today. We ask maverick cultural figures to give us their take on the virtues to cling to or the vices to be wary of in our complex world. Expect persuasive polemics, pop-song hymns and artist-made buns and biscuits.

11.00 Doors open
11.30 Sermon starts
12.45 Refreshments served
13.00 End

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