Preparing for Stoic Week 2014

How to prepare yourself for Stoic Week 2014.

Stoic Week 2014 begins on 24th November.  You can register to take part just by following the link below to our e-learning site Modern Stoicism.

Create an account, if you don’t already have one there, and then enrol yourself on the Stoic Week course, where the Handbook will be published this year.

Enrol Here for Stoic Week 2014

Brace Yourselves MemeLast year, over 2,400 people participated in Stoic Week 2013, and this year about 1,200 of you have already enrolled in advance for our new e-learning site, Modern Stoicism.

The Stoic Week 2014 Handbook will be available very soon. We’re just putting the finishing touches to it. In the meantime, there are some things you might like to do to prepare for the 24th of November, when Stoic Week beings…

  • Read the sample chapter from Teach Yourself Stoicism on The Contemplation of Death.
  • Subscribe to our Stoicism Today blog, where loads of articles are about to be posted by different guest authors during Stoic Week.
    • Even better, start writing a short blog article on Stoicism yourself and send it to Patrick Ussher via the blog, to have it published during, or following Stoic Week 2014!
  • Join our Facebook group or follow Stoic Week on our Facebook event page.
  • Follow @Stoicweek on Twitter for updates and announcements.
  • Join our Google+ community.
  • Update your profile information on Modern Stoicism, and upload your own profile picture.
    • Tip: use your real name if possible.  It creates a much friendlier and more welcoming environment for others to know the name of the person they’re interacting with online.
  • Post an introduction about yourself to the Stoic Week discussion forum on Modern Stoicism, or comment on other people’s posts, e.g., say hello to people from the same part of the world who are doing Stoic Week.

As always, if you need any help or have any questions, just get in touch.

Regards,

Donald Robertson

Stoicism Today Event in London

Here is the updated schedule for the London Event at Queen Mary, University of London (Mile End Campus) on November 29th as part of Stoic Week. There are 300 places for the event.

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Information About the Day

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Schedule: 

Registration: 10 – 10.30 (Arts Two theatre, Queen Mary, University of London)

Start: 10.30 – 10.45: The Stoic revival (Jules Evans, author of Philosophy for Life, and Patrick Ussher, author of Stoicism Today)

First session: Discovering Stoic wisdom

10.45 – 11.05:  Stoic ethics: how to relate wisely to others (Professor Christopher Gill, Exeter University)

11.05 – 11.25: Are Stoics completely dispassionate? (Dr John Sellars, KCL, author of Stoicism)

11.25 – 11.35: audience Q&A with Chris and John

11.35 – 11.45 – How Stoicism helped me: two personal accounts

11.45 – 12.00 – break / discussion among audience members: how has Stoicism helped you?

Second session: Putting Stoicism into practice today

12 – 12.20: Stoicism in schools, prisons, the army and business (Jules Evans; Nikki Cameron, HMP Low Moss; Mark Hardie, former Marine, resilience coach; Gill Garrett, author Stoicism for work)

12.20 – 12.30: Stoicism courses online (Donald Robertson, author of Teach Yourself Stoicism)

12.30 – 12.40: The evidence base for Stoic therapy (Tim LeBon, author of Wise Therapy)

12.40 – 1pm Q&A / panel with Jules, Nikki, Mark, Gill, Donald and Tim

Lunch break (1-2): Lunch will be included in the ticket price and provided at the event

Workshops will be repeated, so delegates can choose two.

First workshop session 2-3pm:

Christopher Gill: Stoicism, nature and the environment

Patrick Ussher and Gabriele Galluzzio: Cultivating a wise relationship with technology

Gill Garrett: Stoicism at work

Jules Evans: Lives transformed: personal accounts of Stoic healing

Tim LeBon: Guided Stoic meditation

Donald Robertson: Stoicism and love

John Sellars: Doing the right thing: Stoic ethics under pressure

Tea/coffee break: 3-3.30 pm

Second workshop session: 3.30-4.30 pm

The workshops from the first session will be repeated so delegates can visit another workshop

Concluding plenary discussion: 4.30-5.30:

4.30-4.45: Why we need Greek wisdom today (Professor Angie Hobbs)

4-4.45 – 5.30: Concluding panel discussion (Angie Hobbs and the Stoicism Today team)

The pre-event fee is £15, which includes coffee, tea and lunch. The event will cost £20 on the door. We’re not making a profit from this event and none of the speakers are being paid – the ticket price is entirely to cover the overhead costs of the event. 

This is a great event for any fans of Stoicism, or anyone interested in learning about this highly practical and therapeutic ancient philosophy, whose modern devotees include Arianna Huffington, Tom Wolfe, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Elle MacPherson and Adrian Edmondson.

Join Stoic Week 2014

Link to enrol for Stoic Week 2014.

Click the button below to join Stoic Week 2014.  If you’ve never used our Modern Stoicism site before you’ll be asked to create a new account for yourself first but if you’ve already got one, you just need to log in and enrol to register for the event, which starts 24th November:

Enrol Here for Stoic Week 2014