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Friday Night Lectures: Poetry and Spirituality with Professor Lance Butler

22 March.6:30 pm-8:00 pm

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Fortnightly Fridays | 6:30pm – 8pm | £5/£18* | In-Centre

*Discounted block of 4 available

The Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre is excited to announce the launch of a new series: Friday Night Lectures. Presented by Professor Lance Butler, this lecture series will give you an insight into the inherent connection between poetry and spirituality.

Poetry is the most spiritually-inclined of all the literary genres. It is the personal, open-minded product of the brain’s right hemisphere and involves uplift and imagination.

In this series of lectures we will explore a number of poems in English that focus on spiritual encounters and ideas. No preparation is necessary and the poems will be provided at the start of each session. Discussion will be welcome.

Meet the Host

Professor Lance Butler

joan frew at the sir arthur conan doyle centre

Professor Lance Butler taught literature, literary theory and stylistics at the Universities of Stirling in the UK, and Pau in France before retiring to Edinburgh recently. He is the author of books on Samuel Beckett and Philosophy, on Thomas Hardy, on the Victorian Loss of Faith and on Stylistics. Since discovering the Scientific and Medical Network in the 1980s he has been researching the question of ‘life after death’.


22 March
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
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