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Coffee, Culture, Cake: Philosophy as a Living Tradition

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Saucer and Cup

159 Arthur Road

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Philosophy as a Living Tradition

Valentin Gerlier

How is philosophy relevant to us today? To the way we live our lives? To the way people are educated today? To the ways in which our working lives are structured? Valentin is a scholar and philosopher who doesn't just practice philosophy, he lives it. Join Valentin and engage in a live Socratic dialogue session which is designed to go right to the heart of what makes things meaningful, and what makes life worth living. Can philosophy help us return to a more integrated way of living? Does philosophy have a meaningful role to play for us today? Right here, right now? If so, what is it?

Don’t just join the conversation. Be the conversation.

Who is Valentin Gerlier?

Born in Belgium and raised in Italy in an artistic and international family, Valentin moved to England to pursue his passions in music – and in Shakespeare as a musician, an actor, a director, a teacher and as a scholar. As well as many years’ work as a professional musician, touring, playing, writing and recording, he has over 10 years’ experience as a Teacher of English and Philosophy in Secondary school settings. Teaching, for him, is a vocation, the kind Yeats described as, ‘the lighting of a fire’.

Apart from LifeLore, Valentin teaches and lectures for the Temenos Academy, the Prince of Wales School of Traditional Arts, the William Blake Society, Rewley House Oxford and Madingley Hall Cambridge. He is also a PhD candidate at St Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, writing on ‘Shakespeare and the Language of Grace’.

www.valentingerlier.com

This talk is part of a series of 'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events.

Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Coffee, Culture, Cake
Curated Conversations with Living Tradition Bearers

People have long gathered in coffee houses to engage in dialogue and debate. It's a practice that's vital to a dynamic, well-functioning society and one of the reasons why coffee houses were called 'penny universities' back in the 17th and 18th Century.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events are part of this living tradition. Hosted at Saucer & Cup, an artisan coffee house in Wimbledon Park, the curated conversations bring together a unique group of living tradition bearers - architects, storytellers, educators, philosophers, musicians - to share their perspectives and join in conversation with you, to facilitate the kind of discussion that helps society flourish.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' subverts the conventional lecture model. Rather than 'long time for talk - little time for questions', the format of these sessions is 'a little intro, lots of time for questions, and a meaningful summing up'.

Join us at for great coffee, great cake and—with your help—great conversations.

Coffee, Culture, Cake

Organised by The LifeLore Institute - www.lifeloreinstitute.com
Hosted at Saucer & Cup, 159 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 8AD - www.saucerandcup.com

Entry by donation.
Minimum suggested donation: £10 per person.
Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Income from the event will go towards continuing to support the work of living tradition bearers.

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