This area of Channel McGilchrist is dedicated to articles of interest on contemporary topics as chosen by Dr Iain McGilchrist.
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17th April 2023 Europe/London 7.30pm to 9.30pm Event description. 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 Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the...
Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 27: Ch 27 Purpose, life, nature of the cosmos
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Wednesday 29th March 2023 Event description. Bonnitta Roy is an award winning author, philosopher and insight guide. She currently runs the Pop-Up School, an innovative online educational platform, and has previously held esteemed posts as a Professor in Residence for...
Thursday 30th March 2023, 7.30 - 9.00 pm online, via ZoomEvent description. Values cannot be directly observed or measured, and yet are so powerful that they govern the nature and course of individual lives, as well as the nature and course of a civilisation. What are...
Wednesday 29th March, 7pm in the UK, online Event description. Bonnitta Roy is an award winning author, philosopher and insight guide. She currently runs the Pop-Up School, an innovative online educational platform, and has previously held esteemed posts as a...
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Monday 20th March to Friday 24th March 2023 Event description. Our fragmented view of ourselves is reflected in our fragmented world. Bringing together science, traditional wisdom and direct experience, we will explore the realms of our inner and outer ecologies, to...
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Kinship, a 6-week online course exploring community, relationality and belonging in a world of islands.
31st January 2023 to 7th March 2023 Event description. We inhabit a world of islands… Our pale blue dot; a constellation of archipelagos buoyed amidst an even greater cosmos of celestial atolls. Like the billowing ocean tides, our terraqueous isle undulates toward the...
26th May 2023 to 29th May 2023 Event description. Debate is the beating heart of HowTheLightGetsIn Hay 2023. From Nobel Laureates to Pulitzer Prize winners, HowTheLightGetsIn is home to world-leading thinkers pushing their disciplines forward. Explore our wide-ranging...
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9th July 2023 (online event - 14:00 - 15:30 BST) Event description. "If there is Oneness, what are the Many? Are they the same? What do we mean? I suggest that the coincidence of opposites is a truth of unsurpassed importance, but that we have been educated into...
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Abstract: A neuroscientist reflects on his near-death experience to ponder the nature of the human mind and the survival of consciousness after death. Ancient traditions, manifold personal experiences, nuanced philosophical views, and recent scientific evidence, all...
The Matter with Things, Iain McGilchrist at the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Centre, Edinburugh (in-person event)
5th August 2023 (10.00am to 4.30pm) Event description. Through this seminar, Iain will explore the relevance of the hemisphere hypothesis in 2023 and ask, what is the matter with things? Where are we now? Can we really neglect the sacred and divine? Why, indeed, are...
Friday, February 3rd 2023, from 18:00 - 21:00 CET Event description. An online event with Dr Iain McGilchrist, a British psychiatrist, received global attention for both, Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World and his new book...
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1st June 2024 - further details to follow
"I’ve just finished reading The Matter With Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions, and the Unmaking of the World (2021), Iain McGilchrist’s two volume follow-up to The Master and His Emissary (2009). Volume 1 of TMWT focuses on “the ways to truth,” revisiting the...
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Understanding The Matter with Things Dialogues Episode 19:Ch.19 Intuition, imagination and unveiling
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