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Prof Terry Hyland – A Pragmatic Exploration of Some Contemporary Artificial Intelligence (AI) Developments: Implications for Education, Culture and Society

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The recent appearance of widely available artificial intelligence (AI) applications such as ChatGPT and Bard has fuelled a flurry of popular and academic discussions about… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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April 2024
15 April 2024
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Dr Richard Firth-Godbehere – A Human History of Emotion

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We like to think of humans as rational creatures, who have relied on calculation and intellect to survive. But many of the most important moments… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 15 April 2024 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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March 2024
25 March 2024
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Prof Philip Goff – Cosmic Purpose

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Western thought is dominated by the dichotomy of religion and secular atheism. For Christians, Muslims and Jews, the universe has a purpose because God created… ...

7:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 25 March 2024 |
3:30 am - 5:30 pm
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January 2024
22 January 2024
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Prof Mary-Jane Rubenstein – Faith and the Final Frontier: The New Religion of NewSpace

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This lecture explains the intensifying “NewSpace race” as a mythological project. In particular, it reveals the escalating desire to colonize other planets as an extension… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 22 January 2024 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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November 2023
27 November 2023
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Prof Bernard Carr – The Many Faceted Enigma of Time and the Nature of Self

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This talk will discuss two fundamental and closely related problems: the passage of time and the nature of self. Both problems have been the focus… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 27 November 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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October 2023
09 October 2023
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Dr. Vincent Roy-Di Piazza – Miraculous Powers, Spiritual Enhancement, and Bodily Transformation: the Case of Emanuel Swedenborg

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In 1744-45, the Swedish philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) went through what he described as a process of spiritual transformation and bodily enhancement which cemented his… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 9 October 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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September 2023
18 September 2023
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Prof Tom Stafford – Free thought: can you ever be a truly independent thinker?

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Each of us feels that we freely choose our actions, yet we know that the world around us – including other minds – has a… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 18 September 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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August 2023
14 August 2023
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Rubin Naiman PhD – Repairing Jacob’s Ladder: Healing our REM Sleep and Dreams

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This presentation uses the archetypal story of Jacob’s Ladder to address dream loss, one of the most critical overlooked issues in consciousness studies and healing.… ...

  • Claudia Nielsen
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 14 August 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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July 2023
10 July 2023
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Dr. Joke Hermsen – The Kairos momentum

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Time can race or crawl, flow or freeze, fly by or creep agonisingly along – and yet we rely solely on the steady monotone ticking… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 10 July 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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June 2023
19 June 2023
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Prof Paul Sutter – Your Place in the Universe

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How is a galaxy billions of light-years away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean… ...

  • Claudia Nielsen
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 19 June 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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May 2023
15 May 2023
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Rupert Sheldrake PhD – Morphic Resonance and Memory

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According to the Rupert Sheldrake’s hypothesis of formative causation, all self-organizing systems, including crystals, organisms and societies are organized by morphic fields which contain an… ...

  • Claudia Nielsen
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 15 May 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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April 2023
17 April 2023
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Dr. Iain McGilchrist – What is the Matter with Things?

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Many of us are aware that the mindset of reductionist materialism is inadequate, but may find it harder to articulate why.  My latest book, The… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon, 17 April 2023 |
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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