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The Matter with Things | Iain McGilchrist | In Centre

5 August.10:00 am-4:30 pm

The Matter with Things’

Iain McGilchrist

5th August 2023| 10.00am until 4.30pm  | £55 | In Centre


Through this seminar, Iain will explore the relevance of the hemisphere hypothesis in 2023 and ask, what is the matter with things? Where are we now? Can we really neglect the sacred and divine? Why, indeed, are we engaged in destroying everything that is valuable to us? Is it possible for us to recover our humanity?

Please note that places for this event are extremely limited. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

Dr Iain McGilchrist is in conversation with Lance Butler about post-materialism for the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre

About Dr Iain McGilchrist

Dr Iain McGilchrist is a psychiatrist, philosopher and literary scholar. He is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and of the Royal Society of Arts, as well as a former Clinical Director of the Bethlem Royal & Maudsley Hospital, London. His previous book, The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World reached international recognition and acclaim and has marked him out as one of the greatest thinkers and philosophers of our time.




10:00 am       Introduction

Lecture: Dr Iain McGilchrist – What is the Matter with Things?              

11:15 am       Tea break

11:30 am       Lecture: Dr Iain McGilchrist – Recovering Our Humanity

1:00 pm        Lunch break (please note lunch is not included)

 1:45 pm        Prof. Lance Butler interview and discussion with Dr Iain

McGilchrist on The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World

2:45 pm        Audience Q&A

3:30 pm        Book signing / tea break in the Tearoom

 4:30 pm       Book signing finishes/ End of Event


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