Berwins Salon North | Timeless Minds

  • Thursday 22 February 2024 | 7.30pm
  • The Crown Hotel | Harrogate
  • Tickets: £18 (Please note that a £1.75 booking fee applies at time of booking)
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In a world dominated by other people’s opinions, Salon gives you the knowledge to form your own.

With big ideas in intimate spaces, this cabaret-style evening will enlighten, entertain and excite your curiosity. Showcasing the most stimulating ideas in science, technology, psychology and the arts, each scintillating speaker has the challenge of engaging their audience within a 25-minute set, interspersed with intervals where you can chat, get a signed book from the speaker, or grab a drink at the bar.

Voted number six in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ by GQ magazine, Berwins Salon North is a relaxed, social evening with the guarantee of learning something new about yourself and the world around you.

Timeless Minds 

From ancient wisdom to modern mindfulness and technological horizons, this February, we journey through the past, present and future on an odyssey of the mind.

“Is there such a thing as a winning mindset and if so, where can I get one? Why do we get nervous, and what should we do about it? What’s the deal with mindfulness?”

Join Dr. Peter Olusoga as he demystifies the art of mindfulness into actionable results, sheds light on the pitfalls of ‘grind’ culture and highlights the benefits of embracing ‘unproductivity’ in the pursuit of living well.

Dr Olusoga is a Chartered Psychologist, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Sport Psychology consultant with over 15 years’ experience, and joins Berwins Salon North this February to propel us into a more productive 2024.

His current research focuses on burnout, well-being and sustainability in high performance environments, with a particular focus in sports and elite coaching. He also produces and hosts the award-winning podcast, Eighty Percent Mental and champions that ‘the thing that separates the great from the good is the ability to understand what’s going on between your ears and to use that to your advantage.’

“Those who understand how AI thinks are about to win big.”

The rapid rise of artificial intelligence is reshaping our daily lives, sometimes in ways we’re completely unaware of, but how? And what can we expect in the future?

Author of How AI Thinks and leading British AI entrepreneur, Nigel Toon, joins Berwins Salon North this February to guide us through the ever-evolving landscape of AI and explore the risks, benefits and possibilities of a future shaped by our own creations.

In an AI – opening look at the minds of machines, Nigel breaks down this complex technology; inviting curious minds to explore how AI thinks and in doing so, he reveals the strange and fascinating ways humans think too.

The key to a fulfilling future may be written in the past…

Prepare to embark on an odyssey of epic proportions as we delve into the depths of human nature with the ancient Greeks and Classics Professor, Writer and Broadcaster Edith Hall.

This Salon, Edith unearths the enduring relevance of Aristotle’s teachings and Greek tragedies, showcasing wisdom that both transcends time and provides invaluable lessons to fulfil our potential as human beings in this modern world.

Reflecting on her own experiences, her insightful book Aristotle’s Way, and introducing her upcoming title, Facing Down the Furies, Edith uncovers the shared common ground between us and the ancient Greeks in matters of life and death.

‘Berwins Salon North is unique, I’ve never lived anywhere that had anything like it. It’s great!’

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‘I came away feeling just a little bit smarter – and who doesn’t love that?’

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