Stoicon 2018 Modern Stoicism Conference

In 2018, Stoicon returns to London, after two years away in North America.

Stoicon is scheduled for Saturday 29th September, and will take place in the University of London’s Senate House, in Bloomsbury. The event is sponsored by the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Classical Studies of the University of London, and generously supported by Royal Holloway, University of London, and the British Society for the History of Philosophy.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be:

  • Professor A. A. Long, without doubt the leading scholar of Stoicism in the English-speaking world during the last fifty years

Other speakers include:

  • Professor Catharine Edwards, Roman historian and noted expert of Seneca
  • Antonia Macaro, author of More than Happiness: Buddhist and Stoic Wisdom for a Sceptical Age
  • Kai Whiting, who works on Stoicism and sustainability, and has written for the Stoicism Today blog
  • Dr Liz Gloyn, Classicist and author of a recent book on Seneca, The Ethics of the Family in Seneca
  • Professor William Stephens, author of books on Epictetus and Marcus Aurelius, and contributor to the Stoicism Today blog
  • Dr Piotr Stankiewicz, from the University of Warsaw and a member of the Modern Stoicism team
  • Dan Lampert, organizer of The Orlando Stoics, Florida

There will also be a series of practical workshops (of which people will be able to attend two):

  • Donald Robertson – ‘Marcus Aurelius: How to Think Like a Roman Emperor’
  • Tim LeBon – ‘How Seneca Can Help you Manage Anger and Frustration’
  • Greg Sadler and Andi Sciacca – ‘The Stoic Heart: Stoicism and Partnered Relationships’
  • Greg Lopez – ‘The Proper Application of Preconceptions: Curing ‘the Cause of All Human Ills’.’
  • Walter Matweychuk – ‘Stoic Rationality in an Irrational World’
  • Chris Gill and Gabriele Galluzo – ‘Happiness, Stoic and Aristotelian’

If you have not attended one of these events before, and you’d like to get a sense of what they are like, here are two short films about previous events, both in London:

There are a number of Hotels near the venue where one can book accommodation if required. The Imperial Hotels group run a number of large hotels, including The Tavistock Hotel and The Royal National Hotel. A range of smaller hotels are located on Bedford Place, including The Penn Club. The nearest Underground station is Russell Square; the TFL website provide further information about travelling in London.

For any questions about the event you can email us via Tickets are available via Eventbrite, and the registration fee includes tea/coffee during the day and a buffet lunch.


Registration will open at 10.00, with the first talks starting at 10.30. The day finishes at 5.00.

The programme is now available here.