PAUSE: a virtual salon for discussion, inspiration & reflection
Senior members of the Homerton Community offer prompts & provocations on thorny issues
Regular Wednesdays 7.30pm - 8.30pm, via Zoom (register here)
ALL WELCOME! For just one session, or for all.
Pause allows space for us to consider some of the big questions made more pressing and visible by Covid-19. Pause is built on the idea that we can pause - reflect - in ways that are both intellectually interesting and socially imaginative. And that this process is both good for ourselves and our communities.
Pause focuses on texts, in the broadest sense of that word, to prompt and anchor our conversations. Each session begins with a prompt from a Homertonian on a short text or film; followed by group discussion. The programme draws on works of philosophy, literature, science, education, art, economics - in various forms - to help us consider challenging questions in more interesting ways.
Co-Curated by Dr Robin Bunce and Dr Alison Wood
(you only need to register once and we will send you a recurring zoom link)
Sessions and Suggested Reading
Wed 27 Jan 2021
Pause with Dr Chris Brooke 'A brief history of egalitarianism'
Text: Christopher Brooke, ‘Nonintrinsic Egalitarianism, from Hobbes to Rousseau
Wed 10th Feb 2021
Pause with Dr David Belin 'Can art help break the stigma of psychiatric disorders?'
Stimulus: The Storm
Featuring 7 dancers, a specially composed score by Amarok / Michal Wojtas and scientific input from Dr. David Belin lecturer in behavioural neuroscience at Cambridge University, The Storm will be sure to blow audiences away!
Wed 24th Feb 2021
Pause with Professor Simone Hochgreb 'What makes it good, what makes it durable: organising our remote scholarly lives to make it not just bearable, but really interesting'.
Wed 10th March 2021
Pause with Dr Fernanda Gallo 'National Stereotypes'
PREVIOUS PAUSE EVENTS
Wed 11 Nov
Text: George Woodcock, The Tyranny of the Clock (first published in ‘War Commentary - For Anarchism. Mid-March 1944)
Wed 18 Nov
Pause with Dr Alison Wood ‘Being a Good Ancestor’
Texts: Bina Venkataraman. 'Why you should think about being a good ancestor.' Ideas at Ted.com. 27 Aug 2019
Wed 25 Nov
Text: Issac Asimov, 'Evidence' and 'The Evitable Conflict'. In I, Robot
Wed 2 Dec
Pause with Dr Kamal Munir and Dr Deborah Brown ‘From Patanjali to the 'Gospel of Sweat': Yoga's Remarkable Journey from an Ascetic Movement to an $80 billion Market’