BERWINS SALON NORTH
PAST | PRESENT | FUTURE
15 MARCH | 26 APRIL | 24 MAY
THE CROWN HOTEL | 7.30PM | Tickets: £18
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Details on this season's speakers below!
PAST | 15 MARCH | 7.30pm
What is the new force chipping away where Power used to sit?
Can Crime Fiction contribute to our well-being? Discover the
history and social psychology of this popular genre.
What does the study of historic food tell us about society
PRESENT | 26 APRIL | 7.30PM
CNN picked Jeremy Heimans concept of "new power" as one of 10
ideas to change the world, he was named a young global leader by The World
Economic Forum at Davos, and is the founder of Avaaz (an online political
movement with more than 40 million members). Based in New York where he
is co-founder and CEO of Purpose a social business that builds movements and
ventures that he says, “uses the power of participation to bring change in the
world,” he is going to show how power works in our hyperconnected
world- and how to make it work for you and the things that you care about.
We all know that a key to good mental health is being present in the
moment, but how to do that when it feels like the end of the world? In
fact there is plenty of advice on how to survive a zombie apocalypse, all-out
nuclear war, or Armageddon. But what happens when it feels like the world is
ending every single time you wake up? That's what having anxiety is like - and
The Anxiety Survival Guide is here to help. From helping readers identify the
enemy, to safeguarding the vulnerable areas of their lives leading mental
health writer Aaron will with warmth, skill and humour examine the impact of anxiety, and give
readers some tools to fight back.
From Mongolian throat singing to new power structures via genetics,
quantum theory and philosophy the 6 years of Salon North have presented the
bold, the brilliant and the bodacious to the Harrogate audience. To
celebrate our theme of ‘Present’, Salon North’s co-founder Helen Bagnall will present
in a fast paced review all the brilliant authors, academics and experts and
their ideas who have taken to the Berwins Salon North stage and linking their
ideas from then to the present in a special piece to celebrate Berwins Salon
North, one she calls: ‘Gigantic.’
Prof. Nick Chater
Are our minds actually flat – is our
mental depth is an illusion? Leading UK Behavioural Economist Prof Nick Chater
from Warwick Business School at the University of Warwick has evidence to
suggest it might be. Nick is at Berwins Salon North to explain his
decades of research in to the decisions we make revealing we often make our
made up in the moment based on our past experiences rather
than anything more noble. Shocking? Yes - but these results can be
liberating – giving us the power to imagine our own future, and to make it
Ever wondered when buying those can’t
live without purchases that will make your future brighter and happier
where exactly your hard earned cash goes? Former Sky News broadcaster and
financial expert Dharshini David has charted the path of our dollars through
the opaque global markets once out of our pockets, and in doing so links
us to China’s central bank, Nigerian railroads and even the oil fields of Iraq.
Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how
does it work? Even in this age of cloning and synthetic biology, the remarkable
truth remains: life remains the only way to make life. JohnJoe MacFadden -
author of Life on the Edge: the Coming Age of Quantum Biology is the
professor of molecular genetics at the University of Surrey and he’ll be at
Berwins Salon North to ask if we’re missing a vital ingredient in our
understanding of creation as we look to the future our biology.
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