Thursday 25th January
The Crown Hotel | Harrogate | 7.30pm
Berwins Salon North is a revolutionary movement for the heart and mind; consisting of a night of the most stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology designed to change your life for the better. Join three expert speakers for three inspiring TED-style talks on the theme of ‘Constitution’, the third event in our ‘Revolution, Evolution, Constitution’ series, interspersed with intervals allowing time for a well-crafted G&T! Expect the remarkable!
Why is gender inequality so stubbornly persistent? Power. Even today, power remains concentrated in the hands of men right across the business, political and cultural worlds. Decisions taken by those with power tend to perpetuate gender inequality rather than accelerate solutions. And those who see the problem feel powerless: ingrained sexism and gender inequality seem too huge to solve. Jo Swinson discusses how equal power holds a mirror up to society, laying bare the extent of gender inequality while making the case that everyone has the power to create change. Whether you are a teenage student, a global CEO or a taxi driver, there is much we can do as friends, consumers, parents and colleagues to promote fairness. In her inspiring and essential book ‘Equal Power’, former Government Minister for Women outlines the steps, small and large, required to make our society truly equal.
Dexter Dias QC
We want to believe that there are some things we would never do. We want to believe that there are others we always would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? Human Rights Barrister, and visiting researcher at the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard, Dexter Dias has written The Ten Types of Human, a pioneering examination of human nature and who we become when we are faced with life’s most difficult decisions. He’ll be on the Salon North stage to present his research and to provide a new understanding of what makes us human – who we really are, and who we can be.
Who really holds the power in the land? Is it the law? Or does it lie elsewhere? The law of the land has no power at all if people simply decide to ignore it – as those living in the Roman empire discovered when Christianity started to gain in power. We think of Christianity as meek and mild but for many, in that time, it was destructive, aggressive and contemptuous of all laws but its own. “There is no crime for those who have Christ,” as one Christian leader said. Award winning Historian Catherine Nixey explores the terrible consequences of this bold statement, consequences that resonate in British philosophy even today.
Stretch Your Mind this Autumn – Book all 3 Berwins Salon North events in the Autumn 2017 Series for just £42 or 2 for just £30! Discount applied at checkout.