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Schedule for Exploring the Divided Brain. Coming to Your Senses

Go to ‘Coming to Your Senses’ additional, optional sessions page

Saturday

NB. Schedule is subject to change

10.00 – 11.00 Registration and welcome teas and coffees

11.00 – 11.15 Welcome and introduction to the course by, Samantha Field, Creative Director of Field & Field

11.15 – 1.00 Talk by Iain McGilchrist:  ‘Introduction to the Hemispheres’ 

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 2.10 Introductory talk about the optional workshops, talks, discussion groups and other things on offer, for the mid-day sessions,  over the four days.

2.10 – 3.30 Choice of:

  • Talk by Robert Franklin – ‘The Left Hemisphere and the Holocaust’
  • Led discussion with Jenny Mackness – asking the question: ‘What changes in education might we need to prevent left brain dominance?’ 
  • Joining small group to share your/their particular interest in Iain’s work
  • Led discussion – ‘The value and limits of science’
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time

3.30 – 3.45  Refreshment break  (opportunity to pick up room key for those who are resident at the hotel)

3.45 – 4.45  Talk by Iain McGilchrist:  ‘The Value and Limits of Science’

4.45 – 5.00 Refreshment break  (opportunity to pick up room key for those who are resident at the hotel)

5.00 -6.00  Talk by Iain McGilchrist:  ‘Brain Disorders of the Hemispheres’ 

7.30 – Dinner with Iain McGilchrist

9.00 – Drinks with Iain McGilchrist

Sunday

7.15  – 8.45  Breakfast

8.50 – 9.00 Introduction to the day with Samantha Field

9.00 – 10.00 Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘What is Language for?’

10.00 – 10.30 Morning tea/coffee and pastries with Iain McGilchrist

10.30 -11.30 Iain McGilchrist: Interview with John Cleese 

11.30 – 1.00 Choice of:

  • Illustrated talk/workshop: ‘Renaissance Art – A Harmony of the Hemispheres’ with art historian, author, and teacher, Mary Attwood
  • Music workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts (first half – continues after lunch)
  • Discussion group: ‘The Value and Limits of Reason’
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 3.30 Choice of:

  • Talk/workshop with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Specialist, Speaker and Author, Simon Maryan
  • Musical Circulating workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts –  (second half – continued from morning session)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Discussion group: ‘Brain disorders of the hemispheres’
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

3.30 – 3.45  Refreshment break

3.45 – 4.45   Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘The Value and Limits of Reason’

4.45 – 5.00  Refreshment break

5.00 -6.00  Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘Are we becoming machines?’

7.30 for 8.00  Dinner with Iain McGilchrist

9.00  Drinks with Iain McGilchrist

 

Monday

7.15  – 8.45  Breakfast

8.50 – 9.00 Introduction to the day with Samantha Field

9.00 – 10.00  Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘The Value and Limits of Intuition’

10.00 – 10.30  Morning tea/coffee and pastries with Iain McGilchrist

10.30 -12.00   Choice of:

  • Talk/Workshop: Mindfulness with Georgina Cahill
  • Workshop – Drawing and Painting workshop with, Artist and Photographer, Samantha Dadd
  • Discussion group:  Are we Becoming Machines?
  • Discussion group: ‘What is Language for’
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time

12.00 – 1.00 Iain McGilchrist: Interview with David Fuller

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 3.30 Talk by Iain McGilchrist: The value and limits of imagination

3.30 – 3.45  Refreshment break

3.45 – 4.45  Choice of:

  • Talk/Workshop: Mindfulness with Georgina Cahill
  • Discussion group: ‘The value and limits of imagination’
  • Discussion group: ‘How the Arts might be our Salvation’
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

4.45 – 5.00  Refreshment break

5.00 -6.00 Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘What does it mean to Think?’

7.30  Dinner with Iain McGilchrist

9.00  Drinks with Iain McGilchrist

Tuesday

7.15  – 8.45  Breakfast

8.50 – 9.00 Introduction to the day with Samantha Field

9.00 – 10.00  Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘The power of No’

10.00 – 10.30  Morning tea/coffee and pastries with Iain McGilchrist

10.30 -11.30  Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘Everything Flows’

11.30 – 1.00  Choice of:

  • Talk by Author, Susannah Healy, about her book – “The Seven Day Soul: Finding Meaning Beneath the Noise”;
  • Discussion group A: ‘The Power of No’
  • Discussion group B: ‘How We Can Take the Learning Home’
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 3.00  Final Talk by Iain McGilchrist, round up and closing thoughts.

3.00  Refreshments in the coffee lounge before heading home.

 

For more information about the choice of led discussion groups, talks, workshops, use of spa facilities, walks or quiet reflection time click below:

Go to ‘Coming to Your Senses’ additional, optional sessions page

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