Delve deeper into the views and theories of your favourite speakers in intimate solo talks.
Hear radical scientists, insightful authors and big-thinking philosophers explore their particular areas of expertise. From the future of the internet to the nature of our existence these talks are an incredible window into thought-leading minds.
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Hat sessions breathe life into philosophy.
Experience philosophy through the body in the Philosophy and the Senses series. Uncover the meaning in perfumes, delicate sweets and intoxicating drinks. With wine-tasting workshops from Barry C. Smith, a HowTheLightGetsIn favourite, explore the sensual ways in which we experience the world.
Ideas affect our lives in unexpected, tangible ways. In Arc of Life and In Conversation events, the Hat becomes the world's leading thinkers tell the stories of their lives and their dreams for the future. From reflective politicians to dedicated artists and ambitious campaigners join to relive the effects of philosophy on these unusual lives.
Finally, our leading thinkers have been there, done that, and are here to teach you how at our unique How To... workshops, on everything from how to talk about sex to how to land a rover on Mars.
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Take your seat alongside the world's leading thinkers for a drink and a meal in what promises to be a truly unique experience.
Converse with Nobel laureates, challenge the shadow cabinet, and explore the universe with particle physicists in open-ended encounters totally removed from the ivory tower.
Kickstart your day with fresh pastries, coffee, and a dialogue with one of the world's leading thinkers at our Philosophy Breakfasts, or join them at midday for a HowTheLightGetsIn Lunch. Meanwhile, add conversation with the planet's finest minds - not to mention some homemade cakes - to your late afternoon tea at our Tea, Cake and Philosophy events.
Be part of the company, not merely an observer. You might not get the chance anywhere else!
The IAI Academy programme offers short, two-part courses by leading thinkers from around the world. Designed to be accessible and opinionated, the courses are your chance to hear scholars from the best universities put forward their views on the problems at the cutting edge of their field.
Now in its fifth year, both live and online, the IAI Academy breaks with the convention that lectures can and should be devoid of opinion. In an era where information is everywhere abundant and available, its goal is not to promote one approach as settled 'objective' knowledge but to encourage lecturers to provide their own take on a field, and to offer new ways of thinking.
Additional IAI Academy Courses can be found online here.
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