Discover A New Way Of Thinking at September’s Berwins Salon North

Explore How To Think at Berwins Salon North

Harrogate’s very own Berwins Salon North – voted number 6 in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ – is back with another set of live TED-style talks designed to excite our curiosity and change our lives for the better.

On Thursday 7th September at 7.30pm, three expert speakers will take to the stage at the Crown Hotel to share ideas and insights on the topic of ‘How to Think’. From the mind-blowing complexities of the brain and rethinking anxiety, to the wisdom and joy to be found in a bookshop, it’s set to be an inspiring, thought-provoking evening.

Comedian, writer and broadcaster Robin Ince, co-presenter of the award-winning BBC Radio 4 show and podcast The Infinite Monkey Cage, recently embarked on a whirlwind tour of over 100 bookshops across the UK. Through his journey to bookshops from Wigtown to Penzance, Ince will explore his lifelong love of books and bookshops and reveal what goes on inside the head of a bibliomaniac.

Sophie Scott, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL, has dedicated her career to researching the human brain. Speaking from a neuroscientist’s perspective, Scott will explore how this fascinating organ affects our personalities and behaviours. Why and how do our brains differ? What is the role of neurons? And how is neuroscience shaping up for the future?

After a decade of living with panic attacks and anxiety, writer, poet and musician Tim Clare made a promise to try everything he could to get better. Clare will share his experiences of what did and didn’t work – from anti-depressants and extreme diets to hypnosis and running – and explain how he came to rethink anxiety.

The trio of speakers, expertly hosted by Helen Bagnall, will each have 25 minutes to engage their audience. Talks will be interspersed with intervals that provide an opportunity for a drink and chat with friends and fellow Salon attendees.

Berwins Salon North is sponsored by Berwins Solicitors and produced by Harrogate International Festivals.

Martin Whincup from Berwins said: “We are very excited for our September Salon North, which is set to show yet again that there’s more to thinking than we might think!

“With recent events selling out quickly, it’s great to see the continued enthusiasm of people in Harrogate to come together and learn something new about themselves and the world.”

Tickets for the event, priced at £17, are available online here or by calling the Box Office on 01423 562303.

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