Schedule for Exploring the Divided Brain – 2021

 

 

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Over the 4 days, in addition to Iain McGilchrist’s 14 talks, there are 6 optional sessions in the schedule where there are a variety of things to choose from. These sessions are designed to give guests the chance to assimilate the content of Iain’s talks and/or explore possible implications. Everyone has different ways in which they like to do this. Some like to talk, others like to have some introverted time and others just like to do something a bit different for a while. The choice is yours and you can just see how you feel on the day. These sessions include optional practical workshops, illustrated talks, lively discussion groups and quiet reflection time. In all cases, you choose whatever you prefer to do in the way that suits you best.

Activities and options between Iain McGilchrist’s fourteen lectures, over the 4 days, include:

  • For those of you who seek stimulating conversation, and want to talk with like-minded people, you can join in with the organised discussion groups.  As with the chats over meals, it is amazing to hear all the different ways in which individuals have come to (and are looking to apply) the learning from Iain’s work.
  • Or if you prefer to simply have some time to yourself there is the option of relaxing in the comfortable coffee lounges, on the terraces, in the hotel grounds or of course, for those who are full-board, the peace and quiet of your own room. The hotel also has a lovely spa and you will have free use of the gym, outdoor jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, and a heated swimming pool, squash and tennis courts. You may also pop into nearby Historic Tewkesbury, visit the magnificent Abbey and enjoy the beautiful riverside walks.
  • A wide range of optional Illustrated Talks tba. See below for more information and keep a check on the website for updates.
  • Last but not least are the optional practical workshops exploring Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic sensory experiences and practising forms of mindfulness and meditation through seeing, hearing and moving. There will also be space for artists to work, and musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.

Click here to see confirmed talks and workshops, more to follow.

Saturday

NB. This is a sample Schedule and 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, Founder Owner and Creative Director of ‘Field’, Coach, Artist and Dancer (Cotswold Suite)

11.15 – 1.00 Iain McGilchrist:  ‘Introduction to the Hemispheres’ (Cotswold Suite)

1.00 – 2.00 Lunch with Iain McGilchrist (Berkeley Suite)

2.00 – 2.10 Samantha Field introduces the talks, discussion groups and other things on offer, for the mid-day sessions (Cotswold Suite),

2.10 – 3.30 Choice of:

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

3.45 – 4.45  Iain McGilchrist:  ‘The Value and Limits of Science’ (Cotswold Suite)

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

5.00 -6.00  Iain McGilchrist:  ‘Brain Disorders of the Hemispheres’ (Cotswold Suite)

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 Iain McGilchrist: ‘What is Language for?’ (Cotswold Suite)

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

10.30 -11.30 Iain McGilchrist: Interview (Cotswold Suite)

11.30 – 1.00 Choice of:

  • Talk by Jane Turner – ‘The Experience Of Time Passing’ (Yorkist room)
  • ‘Group creativity and Musical circulating’ workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts – first half, second continues after lunch (Cotswold Suite)
  • Discussion group: ‘The Value and Limits of Science’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘What is Language for’ (Berkeley room)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Cotswold Suite)
  • 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 by Stephen Lowy – ‘McGilchrist & Ancient Chinese Philosophy’ (Yorkist room)
  • Musical Circulating workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts –  second half – continued from morning session (Cotswold Suite)
  • Workshop/Talk with Paul Cavaciuti – ‘The Music of the Hemispheres’ (Cotswold Suite)
  • Discussion group: ‘Brain disorders of the hemispheres’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: tba (Berkeley room)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

3.30 – 3.45  Refreshment break

3.45 – 4.45   Iain McGilchrist: ‘The Value and Limits of Reason’ (Cotswold Suite)

4.45 – 5.00  Refreshment break

5.00 -6.00  Iain McGilchrist: ‘Are we becoming machines?’ (Cotswold Suite)

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’ (Cotswold Suite)

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

10.30 -12.00   Choice of:

  • Led discussion with Annalisa Burello – ‘Spirituality In Research, Professional Practice & Education’ (Lancastrian room)
  • Improvised Dance Workshop with Anthony Gimpel  (Yorkist room)
  • Discussion group:  Are we Becoming Machines? (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘The Value and Limits of Reason and Intuition’ (Berkeley room)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Cotswold Suite)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time

12.00 – 1.00 Iain McGilchrist: Interview (Cotswold Suite)

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 3.30 Talk by Iain McGilchrist: The value and limits of imagination (Cotswold Suite)

3.30 – 3.45  Refreshment break

3.45 – 4.45  Choice of:

  • Talk/workshop on ‘Emotional & Psychological Resilience’, with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Specialist and Author, Simon Maryan (Yorkist room)
  • Discussion group: ‘The value and limits of imagination’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: tba (Berkeley room)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Cotswold Suite)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • 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?’ (Cotswold Suite)

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’ (Cotswold Suite)

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

10.30 -11.30  Talk by Iain McGilchrist: ‘Everything Flows’ (Cotswold Suite)

11.30 -11.45 Refreshment break

11.45 – 1.15  Choice of:

  • Led discussion with Douglas Wren ‘Making Connections With Christianity’ (Yorkist room)
  • Discussion group: ‘The Power of No’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘How to Stop what we are Doing and how we can Take the Learning Home’ (Piano Lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘Everything Flows’ (Berkley Room)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • Use of spa and leisure facilities; walks or quiet reflection time.

1.15 – 2.00  Lunch with Iain McGilchrist

2.00 – 3.00  Final Talk by Iain McGilchrist, round up and closing thoughts. (Cotswold Suite)

3.00  Refreshments in the coffee lounge before heading home.

 

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