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Stoicism and the Art of Living: Impermanence, Loss, and Death – GI 24 071 (Face to Face)

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18 September 2024 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm BST

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

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Date: 18 September 2024
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
£35.00 – £42.50
Reference Code:
GI 24 071
Ward Street
Guildford, Surrey GU1 4LH


The Stoics accepted that death, our own and that of others, was an inevitable part of life. Their acceptance of death is rooted in their world view that change and transformation are desirable and necessary. In this course, we will explore the Stoic techniques for understanding death, such as Marcus Aurelius’ notion of a ‘cosmic perspective’, seeing things as they truly are, and learning to face our own departure from life with equanimity.

There will be a 1-hour break for lunch.


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£ 42.50
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£ 40.00
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£ 35.00
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01483 562142

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About the Speaker

Darren Harper


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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