Many disciplines exploring one problem.
A cross pollination of ideas at the edge of understanding.
Part conference. Part festival. All for charity.
Some problems are too tricky, and too interesting, to try to solve on your own.
Each year, we will bring together many speakers from different disciplines and backgrounds to explore one topic in an entertaining and accessible forum, open to students and the general public; as well as academics and specialists in each area.
The event is fully catered. Price includes the whole day, plus morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea. You’ll be free to head off to class and return for the talks you’re keen on.
Topic for 2014: Consciousness
Drawing on perspectives from Philosophy of Mind; Artificial Intelligence; Psychology, Meditative traditions and more…
Each year, we will select a charity that we feel is doing their part to solve related problems in a practical way.
Charity for 2014: Headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation
All proceeds will go to the Newcastle branch of Headspace, for their suicide response initiative.
Brought to you by the UoN Philosophy Society.