Horizons - Saturday studies

Join us on Saturday mornings and bring philosophy to life with a wide selection of fascinating nine week courses in a vibrant atmosphere. One course - £55. Two courses - £77.

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9.30am

Plato’s Protagoras

Sanskrit Foundation Courses – Part 8 and IGCSE Preparation

Calligraphy

The Confident Voice

The Bhagavad Gita (Sanskrit)

Economics and Civilisation

11.15am

Calligraphy

Upanishad Studies

Marsilio Ficino and Love

Discovering  Poetry

Plotinus

Introductory Sanskrit

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11.15am: Discovering Poetry

"For me, poetry is the use of the best words in the best setting - and for any poet will be a constant challenge and love affair" - Alan Roberts

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11.15am: Marsilio Ficino and Love

Every letter by Marsilio Ficino is imbued with love. He knew that his very essence is love. And he knew that the essence of all humanity is love. That is what he reminds us in his letters

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9.30am: Plato's Protagoras

"I take great delight in helping others immerse themselves in the contemplative experience of being" - Brendan Crehan

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9.30am: The Confident Voice

"I love to see people transform through the power of the spoken word and gain confidence - which has taken me a lifetime" - Neville Wortman

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9.30am: The Bhagavad Gita

Rev Dr Stephen Thompson, BSc Sociology (London), BD Theology (Kings London), BA Sanskrit (SOAS), MPhil, PhD Centre for Advanced Sanskrit Studies (Poona), Diploma in Ministry (Oxford)

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11.15am: Upanishad Studies

"What I love about the Gita and Upanishads is the sheer perfection of Sanskrit sound and the sublime wisdom which brings us to experience the freedom the scripture describes" - Stephen Thompson

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11.15am: Plotinus

"Plotinus speaks directly to my higher mind and takes it to levels no other writer has ever done. Sometimes, even without full comprehension, I find my mind filled with blazing light, and my heart with deep happiness" - Richard Garry

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9.30am: Sanskrit Foundation Course - Part 8

Continue your study of Sanskrit, building on vocabulary and grammar to be able to read and understand some simple stories

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9.30am: Sanskrit Foundation Course - IGCSE Preparation

This course will continue to follow the syllabus of Cambridge University’s International GCSE Sanskrit Exam

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Calligraphy

"I love Calligraphy because it puts into practice what I have learnt over 35 years, and that is to connect with awareness and creativity deep within" - Lynette Hoh

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9.30am: Economics & Civilisation

"Interest in economics began in late 1945 at the age of 5. I asked my father about the carnage in London. He said 'politics John; one day you will understand'"- John Franck

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11.15am: Introductory Sanskrit

The unmeasured wisdom of old is available through Sanskrit

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Other courses available

Economics with Justice

Examine the economic principles at work in society that help us live together in peace and prosperity

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Practical Philosophy

Examine how the combined wisdom of East and West can help us find freedom, happiness and fulfilment

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