Thursday 30th November
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 ‘Evolution’, the second event in our ‘Revolution, Evolution, Constitution’ series, interspersed with intervals allowing time for a well-crafted G&T! Expect the remarkable!
Meet our amazing speakers:
Humans have been trying to make sense of the universe since they first looked up at the stars, but how far have we progressed? Acclaimed author Michael Brooks, who holds a PhD in quantum physics and is a consultant to The New Scientists has written an extraordinary book – The Quantum Astrologers Handbook. He’s on the Salon North stage to put in to context the way humanity’s search for ultimate truth – making sense of the universe – has evolved tracking the complex history of the ultimate ideas about our existence in time and space from astrology to quantum theory – perhaps they have more in common than you might think.
Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith
From anger to wanderlust, each emotion has its own story, part of a vast, rich and varied field, influencing every area of our lives. Dr Tiffany Watt-Smith, author of The Book of Human Emotions and a research fellow in the history of emotions at UCL, will reveal the evolution of emotions: how much our relationship towards them has changed over time and of our sense of self is defined by the emotions surrounding our most precious memories, how modernism has influenced the memories of our ancestors we select to keep, and how nostalgia can be deadly.
Named as one of 10 people who could change the world by the New Statesman, founding CEO of ClientEarth, a poet and a Zen priest, James Thornton is a soaring force in environmental activism and behind many such notable victories in the fight to save the world’s embattled ecosystems. He’ll explain how we can all fight for and how everyone can play a role in evolving towards a healthier planet.
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.