Throw yourself into a free-flowing hour of improvisation where two leading philosophers riff on whatever – from aardvarks to zeitgeist – you want to ask!
How it works:
People gather. Mark and Robert stand up. Someone from the audience calls out a random word. Past words include ‘death’ and ‘consciousness’, but also range to ‘smoothies’ and ‘crocodiles’. Let your mind go wild! Mark and Robert will each speak for a few minutes on the topic, drawing on the history of ideas. Then the next word is called out, and we go again…
Robert Rowland Smith is a British author and philosopher. His books include Derrida and Autobiography (Cambridge University Press, 1995), Breakfast with Socrates: The philosophy of everyday life (Profile Books, 2009) and AutoBioPhilosophy: An intimate story of what it means to be human (4th Estate, 2018). He is a regular speaker at public- and private events, addressing a wide range of topics that includes philosophy, psychology, politics and art.
Mark Vernon is known for contributing to and presenting programmes on BBC radio, writing for the UK national press notably the Guardian and the Church Times, as well as online publications like Aeon and podcasting, notably The Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues with Rupert Sheldrake. He also publishes online talks such as How to See Spiritually and Philosophy as Awakening. He is also the author of several books.
In 2023, halting tropical deforestation is the world’s most cost-effective and scalable climate action. But getting it right isn’t simple. The Conduit presents an evening with climate organisation Cool Earth and special guests Go Conscious Earth featuring inspirational talks from people who have witnessed first-hand the challenges faced by those who live in the rainforest and what they are doing to overcome them. Our time to listen and act is now.
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While poverty rates continue to fall globally, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the only region where poverty and inequality continue to rise. Is there hope to turn around this harsh downward trend?
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Not all Leadership Time is created equal. Inflection Moments are make or break moments that define our legacies for years to come - as individuals, in the organisations we lead, and in the world at large.
What are the most taboo taboos right now? We will be chatting with Hannah Marcus, researcher, semiotician, and Trustee of Talking Taboos, about her recent discoveries into the hidden taboos affecting people's lives today.
Join us to celebrate Out of the Margins, an auction of over 50 first edition plays and special edition scripts, from some of the world's greatest playwrights, each annotated especially for this once-in-a-generation auction, in aid of Good Chance Theatre's work with refugee artists.
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The Conduit is partnering with The Circle on its Global Feminism Series. Join us for an in conversation and panel discussion with Julia Gillard, Raakhi Shah, Cianne Jones and Rahela Sidiqi, hosted by journalist Lucy Siegle.
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From hosting supper clubs at home to becoming a leading voice for diversity and inclusion in the hospitality industry. How Asma Khan is inspiring the next generation of restaurateurs. The Conduit has partnered with One Million Voices for an evening with Asma Khan, one of the United Kingdom's brightest culinary stars.
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