SMN Golden Jubilee Celebration – Visions of Interconnectedness in Science and Spiritual Wisdom (in-person & online event)
5th July 2023
An in-person and live-streamed event to celebrate 50 years of the Scientific and Medical Network
We warmly invite you to come in person or attend online to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Network! We have put together a series of dialogues -interspersed with music – between distinguished Honorary Members around the overall theme of Visions of Interconnectedness in Science and Spiritual Wisdom in the context of our overall mission of connecting spirituality and science through education in ways that support transformational change and learning in our personal and professional lives.
As well as conversing on these themes, the speakers will reflect on significant changes in their fields and the role that the Network has played through its educational outreach by means of its conference programme, special interest groups and publications. We are including evensong at St Paul’s Cathedral in the programme (5 minutes’ walk away) as well as celebrating together with a delicious chocolate cake and toasting the Network with magnums of Prosecco. We look forward to you joining us for this historic day!
Please note: This hybrid event (in-person and online) is not included in the Season Ticket.
All timings are in UK, BST
- 9:30 am onwards Registration
- 10:00 Introductions by Prof Bernard Carr, President, and Dr Paul Filmore, Chair
- 10:15 Dr Rupert Sheldrake & Prof Keith Ward FBA – live dialogue on Science and Spiritual Wisdom
- 11:00 New Paradigm Navigators – introduced by Dr Louise Livingstone
- 11:30 Coffee and mingling
- 12:00 Music – Dr Edi Bilimoria on the piano
- 12:15 Dr Vandana Shiva (Zoom) – Terra Viva – A Regenerative Future – dialogue with Satish Kumar
- 13:00 Lunch and catch-up with old and new friends
- 14:00 Dr Iain McGilchrist (Zoom) and Federico Faggin (Zoom) – Towards an Interconnected Science of Consciousness
- 14:45 Music – Dr Chika Robertson, violin
- 15:00 Prof Marjorie Woollacott (Zoom) & Prof Ravi Ravindra (Zoom) – Interconnected Ways of Knowing in Science and Spiritual Wisdom
- 15:45 Concluding observations – David Lorimer
- 15:55 Tea with chocolate cake
- 16:35 Depart for St Paul’s Cathedral
- 17:00 Choral Evensong in St Paul’s Cathedral
- 18:00 Wine reception
- 19:30 Close