Poetics of Science: Global Human
September 15 – 17, 2017
The third of three seminar weekends at the Chisholme Institute offering interactive presentations and workshops with speakers from diverse backgrounds, films and music nights.
The compelling idea that inspired The Poetics of Science seminar weekends is inspiration itself. Inspiration is the creative, inexhaustible source through which the human reality can be directly known, be it through the science of the physical universe explored as an object, or through the embodied discovery of the hidden, interior realm of the heart.
The Role of Imagination in Science ~ Peter Coates
From the Big Bang to the Heat Death of the Universe ~ Hannah Suzanne Dalgleish
Boundless Peace, Boundless War: Possibilities for Peace in the Era of Temporally and Spatially Unfixed Conflict ~ Eliza Cass
Beyond the Binary, Backups in the Quaternary ~ Walt Holland
We Are All Still Imperialists: Decolonising Technology, Cartography and Attitudes for the 21st Century ~ Aliya Ryan
The Effect of Viral Videos and Images on Modern Youth Culture ~ Johnny Dupré
Global Time and Human Time: Conflict, Confusion or Harmony? ~ Richard Gault
Tasting Between the Contraries – a Conversation on the Origins of Human Identity ~ Christopher Ryan
Full programme details to be announced shortly.
Booking & Fees
Early Bird Rate:
20% discount for bookings received and paid for by May 5th
10% discount for bookings received and paid for by August 15th
– Whole weekend (incl. full board Friday to Sunday):
– Shared accommodation (double or triple bedroom): £135
– Single room accommodation (limited availability): £165
– Whole weekend, including all meals: £80
– Day attendance with lunch, excluding evening £35
– Saturday evening (incl. supper) £12
A number of FREE PLACES are available for volunteers wishing to help with some of the hospitality for the weekend.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Course / Event location
Chisholme Institute, Chisholme House, Hawick TD9 7PH, UK
Woodland Yurt Retreat
August 26 – September 2, 2017
Chisholme Institute, Scottish Borders, UK
Discover what is essential – free from phones, internet and electricity – living in yurts on the edge of woodland and cooking over campfires in the company of fellow students and facilitators.
‘Seven Days of the Heart’ Study Retreat
September 30 – 7 October, 2017
Armagh, Melbourne, Australia
An intensive, non-residential study retreat, led by Stephen Hirtenstein.
Application deadline: June 30th, 2017
The Beshara Lecture 2017: Nothingness and Gratitude
July 22, 2017 (3pm)
St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation & Peace, London, UK
Speaker: George Pattison, 1640 Chair of Divinity, University of Glasgow.