Berwins Salon North: Unwind & Evolve

  • Thursday 26th March 2020, 7.30pm
  • The Crown Hotel, Harrogate
  • Tickets: £16
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Three expert speakers deliver TED-style talks designed to change your life for the better. Presenting big ideas, and answering key questions in life, Salon was voted as number six in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ by GQ magazine.

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Today, ‘busyness’ has become a badge of honour. From sleepy students pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines, to exhausted parents working round-the-clock, we want to say we’re busy, yet at the same time we feel exhausted, unwell, and miserable.

Award-winning broadcaster, author and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond explains why we should start taking rest seriously. Rest is different; it is how we unwind, calm our minds and recharge our bodies. Drawing on ground-breaking research into rest, Hammond explains why rest matters, examines the science behind the results to establish what really works, and offers a roadmap for a new, more restful and balanced life.

The world as we know it has ended: a nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Do you know how to grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment?

Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, astrobiologist Professor Lewis Dartnell explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world.

Racism is real. We perceive race and we enact race, despite race having no foundation in science. But in a tumultuous period of fake news and divided politics, the appeal for science to strength racist ideology is on the rise. Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists obsessed with genetics and eugenics lurk online; modern DNA kits exploit the lost histories of African Americans descended from the enslaved for money; and even people who regurgitate ‘facts’ around race on social media promote unscientific prejudice.

Scientist and broadcaster Adam Rutherford makes the case against race, where science is at risk of being marshalled to erroneously justify political ideologies. Let him give you the tools against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.

‘The mind never stops, but if we relinquish control, let it go wherever it will, we feel less stressed, less put upon’  Claudia Hammond