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Schedule for Exploring the Divided Brain. Coming to Your Senses

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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:

  • Improv workshop with Janine Brooks
  • Talk by James Murray-White – ‘Reimagining William Blake for the 21st century’ (Yorkist room)
  • Talk by Robert Franklin – ‘The Left Hemisphere and the Holocaust: The Holocaust by bullets’ (Lancastrian room)
  • Led discussion with Jenny Mackness – asking the question: ‘What changes in education might we need to prevent left brain dominance?’ (Cotswold Suite)
  • Led discussion – ‘How the Arts might be our Salvation’ (Piano Lounge)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (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  (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:

  • Music workshop with Paul Cavaciuti
  • Illustrated talk/workshop: ‘Renaissance Art – A Harmony of the Hemispheres’ with art historian, author, and teacher, Mary Attwood (Yorkist room).
  • Music workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts – first half, second continues after lunch (Lancastrian room).
  • Discussion group: ‘The Value and Limits of Science’ (lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘What is Language for’ (Piano Lounge)
  • Drawing and Painting Studio Time (Cotswold Suite)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Berkeley room)
  • 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 on Economic History with Duncan Austin
  • Talk/workshop with Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Specialist, Speaker and Author, Simon Maryan (Yorkist room)
  • Musical Circulating workshop with, musician, Tywi Roberts –  second half – continued from morning session (Lancastrian room)
  • Discussion group: ‘Brain disorders of the hemispheres’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: tba
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (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:

  • Workshop: with Samantha Field – ‘Feeling Music through the Rhythm of Movement and Dance’ (Yorkist room)
  • Talk/Workshop: with Georgina Cahill – ‘Mindfulness: Noticing our Everyday behaviours’  (Lancastrian room)
  • Discussion group:  Are we Becoming Machines? (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: ‘The Value and Limits of Reason and Intuition’ (Piano Lounge)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Berkeley room)
  • 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:

  • Illustrated talk with, Artist and Photographer, Samantha Field – ‘Communicating without words’ (Yorkist room)
  • Talk by Robert Franklin – ‘The Left Hemisphere and the Holocaust: Golden Harvest’ (Yorkist room)
  • Talk/Workshop: with Georgina Cahill – ‘Mindfulness: Ideas and practises to take home with us’  (Lancastrian room)
  • Discussion group: ‘The value and limits of imagination’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group: tba (Piano Lounge)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Berkeley room)
  • 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:

  • Talk by Author, Susannah Healy, about her book – “The Seven Day Soul: Finding Meaning Beneath the Noise” (Yorkist room)
  • Discussion group A: ‘The Power of No’ (Lounge)
  • Discussion group B: ‘How to Stop what we are Doing and how we can Take the Learning Home’ (Piano Lounge)
  • Discussion group C: ‘Everything Flows’ (Lancastrian room)
  • Freestyle Musical Jamming session – bring your own instruments (Berkeley 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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