Carpe diem – seize the day – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history.
But what does it really mean?
And how can we use it to rethink the art of living?
We're welcoming the popular philosopher Roman Krznaric to our gathering to talk about this big old life topic. He will base his talk on his new book 'Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day', which explores the life-changing potential of carpe diem. He says that he will "delve into its many interpretations, from the grasping of opportunities to wild hedonism and calm living in the moment, and examines its hijacking by consumer and digital culture."
Drawing on everything from medieval carnival traditions to the neuropsychology of risk, Roman is going to look at how we might overcome the pervasive denial of death in modern society, confront the spectre of procrastination, and ultimately live a life without regret.
And if that's not enough, we'll be singing our hearts out, hearing stories from members of the community, drinking a vat of tea/coffee and eating a heck of a lot of biscuits afterwards too.
BSL interpretation will be provided.
We can't wait to see you there and have fun celebrating life with you all!
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