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 we engaged in destroying everything that is valuable to us? Is it possible for us to recover our humanity?

Please note that places for this event are extremely limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.


  • 10:00 am Introduction
  • Lecture: Dr Iain McGilchrist – What is the Matter with Things?
  • 11:15 am Tea break
  • 11:30 am Lecture: Dr Iain McGilchrist – Recovering Our Humanity
  • 1:00 pm Lunch break (please note lunch is not included)
  • 1:45 pm Prof. Lance Butler interview and discussion with Dr Iain
  • McGilchrist on The Matter with Things: Our Brains, Our Delusions and the Unmaking of the World
  • 2:45 pm Audience Q&A
  • 3:30 pm Book signing / tea break in the Tearoom
  • 4:30 pm Book signing finishes/ End of Event

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