Annual Gathering 2016 – Human Evolution at a Time of Global Crisis


The 2016 Network Annual Gathering (open to everyone) returns to Horsley Park in Surrey from 8-10 July 2016. Although we call this our ‘Annual Gathering’, please be assured that everyone is welcome to attend.

The Programme will begin on Friday evening with drinks and dinner and continue on Saturday with presentations from 2014 Network Book Prize winner Dr Mick Collins on Doing and the Next Evolutionary Threshold, and Dr Chris Thomson on Conscious Evolution: from the Esoteric to the Exoteric.

In the afternoon there will be free time for networking and for short informal presentations from members related to the theme. Please send 150-word abstracts to [email protected] by April 30 at the latest. On Saturday evening we arrange our own entertainment and party.

On Sunday morning we will hold our formal Annual General Meeting, where Members have a chance to hear from the officers about our work over the past year, to contribute to the evolving direction of the Network and to elect new members of the Network Board.  NB only members are eligible to vote.

For those of you who have not yet attended the Network Annual Gathering, you will find it a wonderfully stimulating and sociable event where you can meet other Members in relaxed surroundings to exchange ideas and experiences.


This year we will again be holding a fundraising book bazaar and invite Members to bring their surplus books for sale. You are also welcome to bring copies of your own books for sale on the basis of a 50:50 split of profits with the SMN.


Dr Mick Collins

Dr Mick CollinsMick works as a Holistic Coach, specialising in transformative action. His career path includes working as an NHS Occupational Therapist in a psychological therapies team. He was a Lecturer for 10 years in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of East Anglia, where he was also a Director of Admissions. Mick’s research publications and doctoral thesis are focused on the actualisation of psycho-spiritual-eco potential. His award winning book (SMN, 2014) The Unselfish Spirit: Human Evolution in a Time of Global Crisis explores how humanity can work together to co-create an improved future. He was interviewed about his book at the 2015 International Hay Festival.

Dr Chris Thomson

Chris TomsonChris has worked as an economist, a researcher in Chinese, a lawyer, and in think-tanks in Scotland and the USA. How lives in the Catalan Pyrenees, and devotes himself to writing, mentoring and trying to make the esoteric exoteric.


Horsley Park
Horsley Park

Ockham Road South, East Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6DT
Telephone: 0871 222 4806 (Please note accommodation is included in the ticket price for residents).

Horsley Park is a grand Victorian mansion built in 1828 and the ancestoral home of Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) who worked with Charles Babbage, writing the first ever computer language for his difference engine. Take time to visit ornate classical chapel, and Great Hall. We will be using more contemporary accommodation at Horsley Court. Horsley Park is set within 70 acres of beautiful parkland, and leisure facilities include a health and fitness club with gym, sauna and indoor swimming pool.

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Horsley Park is easily accessible from the M25 and A3, and is only a mile and a half from Horsley Railway Station. On weekdays there are two trains every hour from both Waterloo Station and Guildford. A taxi can be booked from Horsley Station by prior arrangement with Reception – Tel: 01483 284211


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