Reading the Greats
New Interintellect Salon series by Tommy Collison and David McDougall, starting on 10 January
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Sophocles, Homer, Plato, Machiavelli, Descartes, Wollstonecraft, Woolf, Brecht... 

In this special ii Salon series - across 15 monthly gatherings, we'll be discussing some of the most iconic works from the Western canon and their relevance to our contemporary lives.

Every month we will come together from all over the world to look at 5 specific eras of Western thinking, with 3 seminal writers of each period. Due to the length of the works assigned, the Salons in this series will open for bookings earlier than usual, so you have enough time to read.

 

If a specific Salon sells out and its waiting list on the event's page is full too, we will annoiunce additional slots, meaning we might end up with much more than 15 'Reading the Greats' Salons until March 2022!

TICKETS:

Serious about attending all 15 Salons (January 2021 - March 2022)?

The Ancients:

PART 1 HOMER TICKETS

PART 2: TRAGEDY TICKETS

PART 3 PLATO TICKETS

Medieval - war, feudal, monks

PART 1 HOMER TICKETS

PART 2: TRAGEDY TICKETS

PART 3 PLATO TICKETS

Reformation, Industrial Rev

PART 1 HOMER TICKETS

PART 2: TRAGEDY TICKETS

PART 3 PLATO TICKETS

Early Modernity - Austen, Dickens

PART 1 HOMER TICKETS

PART 2: TRAGEDY TICKETS

PART 3 PLATO TICKETS

Early 20th century 

PART 1 HOMER TICKETS

PART 2: TRAGEDY TICKETS

PART 3 PLATO TICKETS

About the Reading the Greats series:

Each 'Reading the Greats' Salon will pair a discussion topic with a significant work from the Western canon. Our goal is to give attendees a shared experience exploring some of history’s most influential texts. We hope our Salons will inspire interesting exchanges about how the “big ideas” of Western thought have shaped the modern world. 

As always, ii Salons are designed to be participatory discussions rather than panel talks or lectures. All attendees should expect to take part with both audio and video -- your questions, comments and discussion points will be more than welcome (even if you haven’t read the book for some reason).

The best thing about the Classics is that even when you don't know you're quoting them, you're quoting them: you say "green-eyed monster" or "vanished into thin air", for example, and there you are quoting Shakespeare! We believe that much of what we'll be talking about will feel less "new" - and more something you'll realize you knew all along :-) 

We can't wait to have you join us!

 

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