Upcoming Events

Melbourne, Australia
23- 24 March 2020 (2-day lecture course)
Hosted by the Byron Clinic
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Sydney, Australia
26- 27 March 2020 (2-day lecture course)
Hosted by the Byron Clinic
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Brisbane, Australia
30-31 March 2020 (2-day lecture course)
Hosted by the Byron Clinic
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Savannah, Georgia, USA
15-17 April 2020
Symposium: Chaired by Stephen Blackwood
Other speakers include Yeonmi Park, Jordan Peterson, Douglas Hedley, Claire Lehmann, Douglas Murray,  Eli Diamond.
Ralston College.
For more information, see

Birmingham, UK
18-19 April 2020
Festival of the Middle Way.
Lecture: Brain lateralisation and the Middle Way.
Other speakers include Guy Claxton, Stephen Batchelor, Katherine Weare & Robert Ellis.
St Edmund Campion Catholic School, Sutton New Road, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 5XA, UK.
For more information, see http://www.middlewaysociety.org/events/festival-of-the-middle-way/

London, UK
7 May 2020
Polymathy Symposium.
Invited lecture.
Royal Society of Arts, London
Details to follow.
Contact: waxahmed@gmail.com

Wimborne, Dorset, UK
7-10 May 2020
Realisation Festival.
Invited lecture.

L’Aquila, Italy
15-17 June 2020
Department of Philosophy, University of L’Aquila
Symposium: ‘Intuition in the history of philosophy.’
Invited lecture.
Contact: marco.segala ‘at’ univaq.it

Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 July 2020
Wisdom in Business.
Details to follow.
Contact maarten ‘at’ innerpeace.network

Oxford, UK
16 July 2020
Ian Ramsey Centre Summer Conference.
Invited lecture: Hemispheric asymmetry and the approach to the divine.
Details to follow.
Contact andrew.pinsent ‘at’ hmc.ox.ac.uk

Dartington, UK
20-24 July 2020
Schumacher College
‘Balancing the brain: neuroscience meets ancient wisdom.’
Residential course taught jointly by Satish Kumar & Iain McGilchrist.
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Jersey, UK
26 September 2020
Jersey Festival of Words.
Invited talk.
Details to follow.

Cotswolds, UK
3-6 October 2020 (4-day residential course)
“Coming to Your Senses”
A full 4-day experience with 14 lectures, by Iain McGilchrist, interspersed with a wide choice of complementary, optional talks, discussion groups and workshops.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Tewkesbury GL20 7DN
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For enquiries: Samantha ‘at’ field-field.com or Tel: 01386 725679 or 07864 810634

London, UK
10 October 2020
London Buddhist Centre
Details to follow
Contact maitreyabandhu ‘at’ lbc.org.uk

Recent Events

Paris, France
10 October 2019 (6.30pm/18h30)
Faculté de Philosophie, l’Institut Catholique de Paris.
Séance académique.
Amphithéâtre Paul Ricoeur, Institut Catholique de Paris, 47 rue de Vaugirard, 75006 Paris
URL: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-how-not-to-understand-human-cognition-conference-diain-mcgilchrist-72488502061?aff=ebdssbeac

Paris, France
9 October 2019 (7.15pm/19h15)
‘The porcupine, the monkey and the Russian lieutenant: or how not to understand human cognition.’
Sciences-Po, Amphithéâtre Jean Moulin, 13 Rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris
URL: https://www.sciencespo.fr/evenements/?event=the-monkey-the-porcupine-and-the-russian-lieutenant-or-how-not-to-understand-human-cognition

London, UK
8 October 2019 (4-5pm)
Planetary Health Hub at Extinction Rebellion.
‘The war on life’.
Victoria Tower Gardens.
All welcome.

London, UK
7 October 2019
The Athenaeum.
‘Reason and unreason: the divided brain and the making of the Western world.’
Private dinner and talk.

St Andrews, UK
2-4 September 2019
Science-Engaged Theology workshop
School of Divinity, University of St Andrews
Public talk, including a conversation with NT Wright, on the evening of the 2nd (Monday).
More Information
Contact Sarah Ritchie:sarahlaneritchie ‘at’ gmail.com

London, UK
16 July 2019
Joint Meeting of The Royal Society of Medicine Sections of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience.
Invited lecture: ‘Disorders of space and time in psychiatry’.
Contact Christos Sideras: christos.sideras ‘at’ gmail.com

Cotswolds, UK
8-11 June 2019 (4-day residential course)
“Coming to Your Senses”
A programme of seminars with Iain McGilchrist, combined with supporting art and music workshops and a wide choice of discussion forums from a range of different and complementary disciplines.
Tewkesbury Park Hotel, Tewkesbury GL20 7DN
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For enquiries: Samantha ‘at’ field-field.com or Tel: 01386 725679 or 07864 810634

London, UK
12 May 2019
Rebel Wisdom Summit.
Bret Weinstein, Heather Heying, Jordan Greenhall & Iain McGilchrist.
Venue: 150 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL.
Book at https://www.rebelwisdom.co.uk/summit

London, UK
6-7 April 2019
Scientific & Medical Network at the University of Greenwich.
‘Technology, Spirituality and Wellbeing: The possible human in the digital age’
Talk by
video link (7 April pm).
Book at www.scimednet.org.

London, UK
20 November 2018 (7-9.30pm)
RebelWisdom: talk and discussion with David Fuller
Ninety One
91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
tickets at https://www.facebook.com/events/1107210749403482/

New York, USA
27 & 28 November 2018 (7pm each night)
Harper’s Magazine presents John Cleese and Iain McGilchrist
Two nights of conversation exploring commonalities.
W83 Ministry Center
150 West 83rd Street
New York, NY 10024
book at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/harpers-magazine-presents-john-cleese-and-iain-mcgilchrist-tickets-49302111944

Washington DC, USA
29 November 2018 (5pm-6.30pm)
American Enterprise Institute.
Preview screening of the feature film The Divided Brain.
Followed by discussion with Dr. Iain McGilchrist, Dr. Charles Murray and actor John Cleese.
AEI Auditorium, 1789 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,
Washington DC 20036
Invitation only.

London, UK
9 July 2018
Scientific and Medical Network
‘Some recent thoughts on the hemisphere hypothesis’
Contact for tickets, timing and venue: claudia ‘at’ cnielsen.eu

Cotswolds, UK
3-6 March 2018 (4-day residential course)
A programme of seminars with Iain McGilchrist, combined with a wide choice of discussion forums from a collection of different disciplines.
Spa Hotel: Puckrup Hall, Tewkesbury GL20 6EL
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For enquiries: Samantha ‘at’ field-field.com or Tel: 07590 367440

London, UK
2 March 2018 (2.30pm)
British Neuropsychiatry Association Annual Conference
Annual Guest Lecture.
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Enquiries: admin ‘at’ bnpa.org.uk

London, UK
12 January 2018
Royal College of Psychiatrists Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group
Annual Symposium
Invited lecture: “An Evolutionary Account of Brain Lateralisation”
Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB
Contact: david.geaney ‘at’ btinternet.com
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Manchester, UK
12 December 2017
Manchester Statistical Society: 185th Session
Invited lecture: ‘Brain asymmetry and the weirdness of the West’.
More Information
For enquiries: hon.secretary ‘at’ manstatsoc.org

Kilkenny, Ireland
11 November 2017
‘The Divided Brain’
Symposion: Kilkenomics Festival
Watergate Theatre
Parliament Street, Kilkenny

Dublin, Ireland
8 December 2017
‘Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning’
Symposion: Symposion.ie
Chartered Accountants House
?47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin ?

Cork, Ireland
9 December 2017
‘The Right Brain, Left Brain Divide: What Is its Relevance to the Task of Psychotherapy?’
Symposion: Symposion.ie
The River Lee Hotel
Western Road, Cork

Durham, UK
4 & 5 October 2017 (2 day event)
Durham Institute for Advanced Study
The Structure and Properties of Mildly-broken Symmetries: Consequences in Arts, Aesthetics, Music, Molecular Biology, Zoology, Materials, Physics, Maths, Law and Psychology
Invited lecture: ‘Asymmetry of the brain and asymmetry of the world’
University of Durham, Cosin’s Hall, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RL
Chair: Tom McLeish, FRS

College Station, Texas, USA
25 September 2017
Texas Brain and Spine Institute Annual Brain Symposium.
Keynote address
Texas A&M University Health Science Center College of Medicine.
Contact: nleslie.phd ‘at’ gmail.com

Hatfield, UK
12 & 13 September 2017 (2 day event)
Diocese of Norwich Clergy Conference
‘What do brains tell us about the search for God?’
University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Melbourne, Australia
24 August 2017
Presentation to the Annual Conference of Judges of the Federal Court of Australia

Leura, Australia
26 August 2017
Presentation to the Annual Conference of Judges of the Supreme Court of Australia

Sydney, Australia
19 August 2017 (9.30am-12.30pm)
Invited lecture.
Australian and New Zealand College of Psychotherapists and the Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney
Law School Building, University of Sydney

Sydney, Australia
15 August 2017 (12 noon)
Invited Lecture.
Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney.
Contact: Professor Richard Banati

London, UK
20 May 2017 (All day conference)
Advaya Initiative
Earth Action: Shifting Mindsets, Changing Behaviour
Invited lecture: “The Divided Brain and Climate Change”
The Hoxton, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD
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London, UK
19 May 2017
The Open Senses Symposium, hosted by the Institute of Philosophy, University of London
Invited Lecture: ‘Have We Lost Our Senses?’
Senate House – University of London, Malet Street, WC1E 7HU
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London, UK
11 March 2017 (All day conference)
UKCP Annual Conference.
Keynote Speaker
“The Future of Psychotherapy: Science, Politics and Best Practice”
Regent’s University London, London, NW1 4NS
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London, UK
7 March 2017 (2.30–6.30pm)
Invited Lecture: Templeton Seminar series
“Longing and Wanting”
Bellarmine Room
Heythrop College, University of London
23 Kensington Square, London, W8 5HN

Christ Church, Oxford, UK
6 March 2017 (7.45-9pm)
Invited Lecture
“What Happened to the Soul?”
The Moot
Christ Church, St. Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DP

London, UK
18 November 2016
Keynote lecture: ‘Medicine & Machines’
OPUS Annual conference: organisational & social dynamics
Ambassadors Hotel, 12 Upper Woburn Place
London WC1H 9EX

London, UK
9 November 2016 (6.30-8pm)
Younghusband Lecture
‘The Riddle of the One and the Many: reflections on spirituality and the brain’
World Congress of Faiths
Heythrop College, University of London,
Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
Booking and information: jenny ‘at’ worldfaiths.org

London, UK
8 November 2016 (7.30-9pm)
Edmund Halley lecture
‘The Riddle of the One and the Many: reflections on spirituality and the brain’
St Margaret’s Church, Lee
Lee Terrace, London, SE13 5DN

New York, USA
21 October 2016
Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture
Institute of General Semantics
Princeton Club, NYC

Johannesburg, South Africa
3-14 October 2016 (11-day seminar series)
The Cognitive Brain
University of Johannesburg: Annual Johannesburg Institute of Advanced Studies Seminars:’Why the Brain Matters’

London, UK
17 September 2016 (10 am – 4.30pm)
Invited talk: ‘Asymmetry of the brain and human meaning’
Meditatio Centre, St Marks Church, Myddelton Square, London EC1R 1XX
tickets: https://io-wccm.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=69

Cambridge, UK
16-17 September 2016
Speaker (16th only) at workshop on ‘The New Biology’
The Møller Centre
Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 0DE
contact: fraser.watts ‘at’ cantab.net

Cotswolds, UK
19-22 August 2016 (4-day course)
Four days of seminars with Iain McGilchrist, combined with practical workshops run by Samantha and John Field.
Farncombe Conference Centre, Broadway, Worcestershire WR12 7LJ
For details see http://www.field-field.com/courses/iain-mcgilchrist-exploring-the-divided-brain/
contact: john ‘at’ field-field.com

Valens, Switzerland
28-30 April 2016
Neurorehabilitation Centre Valens
Zurich Neuroscience Centre Post-doctoral Retreat
Invited lecture.

Dartington, UK
23 April 2016
Limbus Critical Psychotherapy Conference
‘Neuroscience, theology and the fate of the soul’.
All day seminar with Dr Farhad Dalal.
For details see:http://www.limbus.org.uk/soul/

London, UK
22 March 2016 (6pm)
Public lecture: all welcome
‘Are we becoming machines?
tickets (free): https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/iain-mcgilchrist-are-we-turning-ourselves-into-machines-tickets-20753058958 andhttp://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/whats-on/iain-mcgilchrist-are-we-turning-ourselves-machines

London, UK
21-22 March 2016 (2-day conference)
Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park.
Keynote lecture and subsidiary lecture.
Conference with Sir Peter Fahy, General Sir Michael Jackson, Sir Tim Smit, Margaret Heffernan, Oliver James, David Sims and others
‘The Stifling Hand of Control: how can we enable organisations to flourish?’
contact: Edmund ‘at’ cumberlandlodge.ac.uk
tickets: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/whats-on/stifling-hand-control-how-can-we-enable-organisations-flourish

Pittsburgh, USA
17-18 March 2016
The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center: 34th Annual Symposium
Duquesne University
University seminars, and public lecture (18 March at 2pm): “The Power of No: On the Apophatic Path to God”
contact: mccurryj ‘at’ duq.edu

Vancouver, Canada
9-10 March 2016
Laing Lectures.
‘God, the Brain and Paradox’
Regent College, University of British Columbia

London, UK
3 March 2016 (7pm)
‘Poetry and the Divided Brain’
Discussion and poetry reading with poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Ruth Padel.
Kings’ College Chapel, The Strand
More at http://wildcourt.co.uk/poetry-and/upcoming-events/
tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetry-andthe-divided-brain-tickets-20841703095

London, UK
2 March 2016 (7.30pm)
Blake Society Annual Lecture
St James’s, Piccadilly
tickets at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blake-society-annual-lecture-2016-tickets-20521104175 or http://www.blakesociety.org/news/

Cambridge, UK
26 February 2016
Von Hügel Institute, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
Themed Lecture Series
‘Mind, Brain & Mercy’
In discussion wIth John Cottingham.

Frenchman’s Cove, Jamaica
16-21 February 2016 (week long residential course)
‘The Divided Brain and its Deeper Meaning’: The hemisphere hypothesis and its impact on human experience
Scientific & Medical Network
For more details https://www.scimednet.org/content/frenchmans-cove-experience
Or contact: di ‘at’ dianaclift.com

London, UK
2 December 2015 (4.00 pm)
Psychology Faculty, London University
‘Asymmetry of the brain and human meaning’.
Invited talk: open to the public.
Ben Pimlott Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths College, University of London
SE14 6NW.

Sydney, Australia
23-24 November 2015
University of Western Sydney, School of Humanities and Communication Arts: Parramatta Campus.
Divers speakers, including Iain McGilchrist, to consider the relevance of his work to humanistic enquiry.
Invitation only.
contact: alison.moore ‘at’ uws.edu.au

Sydney, Australia
20 November 2015 (5pm)
‘The Divided Brain in Western Culture’
Public Lecture: all welcome.
State Library of New South Wales
contact: alison.moore ‘at’ uws.edu.au

London, UK
10 October 2015 (10 am- 6 pm; 11.45 am)
Resurgence Festival of Wellbeing
Invited talk.
Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate EC2M 4QH
details at: www.resurgence.org

London, UK
9 October 2015 (6.30 pm)
Iain McGilchrist & Patsy Rodenburg
Education and Learning through Ancient Wisdom, Humanity, Creativity and Embodiment
Milton Court Concert Hall, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Silk St, Barbican

Vienna, Austria
5-7 October 2015
Corporate Research Forum Conference: ‘The Meaning of Work’
Invited lecture.
Hilton Hotel, AM Stadtpark 1, 1030, Vienna, Austria.
contact: lynn ‘at’ crforum.co.uk

Brighton, UK
3 October 2015 (all day seminar)
‘How the divided brain enables the human condition’
All day seminar.
contact: lironside ‘at’ emotionaldevelopment.co.uk

London, UK
2 October 2015 (9am-6pm; 3.30pm)
Virgin Disruptors debate on Education
WeWork, 1 Fore Street, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 5EY
See http://www.virgin.com/disruptors

London, UK
1 October 2015 (6.30pm)
Royal College of Physicians
Public lecture: attendance welcome.