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A Philosopher’s Guide to Simplicity – GI 23 207 (Online)

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13 May 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm BST

Tutor: Darren Harper BA (Hons), PGCE, DipBSoM

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Date: 13 May 2024
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£14.00 – £17.00
Reference Code:
GI 23 207
Location:
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH

Overview

Have you ever contemplated the profound essence of simplicity? Can Thoreau’s retreat to Walden Pond unveil the secrets of a meaningful, uncluttered life amid nature?  How does Emrys Westacott’s philosophy navigate the intricacies of modernity, offering insights into embracing simplicity amidst the complexities of a technology-driven world?  Join us for this lecture, where these questions unravel the philosophies of Thoreau and Westacott, guiding us toward a more intentional and uncomplicated existence.

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About the Speaker

Darren Harper

https://www.darrenharper.net/

Darren holds a BA (Hons) English & Creative Writing (1st class), a PGCE in Lifelong Learning, and has been an adult education teacher for 10 years. Darren has a 1st class honours degree in English & Creative Writing in 2012 with the University of Cumbria. I then went on to do a PGCE and taught GCSE English and A Levels at Carlisle College before becoming a self-employed adult education teacher.

Darren has have been an adult education teacher for about 10 years. Having previously served in the Royal Navy, Darren now travels around the UK teaching Philosophy, Philosophy & Literature, Global Philosophy, Philosophy for Life and Stoicism, amongst other related subjects. Though based in Northumberland, he teaches regularly in Cumbria and Newcastle upon Tyne, London, Guildford, Bristol and Penzance. Additionally, Darren teaches residential courses in Cumbria, Northamptonshire, Perthshire, Wiltshire and Somerset.

More recently, as my interests develop, I tend to focus on Global Philosophy and Stoicism. My research into Global Philosophy has rekindled my interest in Meditation, and so in 2023 I qualified as a Meditation Teacher with the British School of Meditation, gaining a Distinction. I am also beginning to explore the Philosophy of Spirituality, and am building a range of courses offering a secular and philosophical approach to spiritual ways of thinking, and spiritual ways of being.

Darren's first book, Encounters and Reflections: An Introduction to Philosophy, was published in 2022.

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