TeenTalk / Thurs 14 March / 5.00 - 6.30 pm
What can the Ancient Greeks teach us about how we feel today? Quite a lot, argues British philosopher Jules Evans.
Come and find out how modern approaches to mental health have been influenced by the wisdom of ancient philosophers.
Drawing on a range of philosophical influences and personal experiences, Jules will examine how Greek thinkers from millennia ago can help us overcome adversity in our everyday lives. Rejecting the idea of philosophy as an abstract discipline, he will guide us through the very real impact that the critical thought of the classics can have on our wellbeing and lifestyle.
Jules Evans will also give a talk to adults, see our Evening Salon with Jules Evans.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jules Evans is a British writer, philosopher, broadcaster and Policy Director at the Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions in London. His research examines how Ancient Greek philosophy can contribute to a better understanding of our mental health and wellbeing. He is involved in the Modern Stoicism project and the RSA’s Spirituality project, as well as helping to run the London Philosophy Club - an initiative with over 10,000 members. His regular contributions to publications as varied as the Financial Times, The Times, the Guardian and The Spectator have ensured the wide reach of his ideas beyond the academic sphere. His commitment to widening public engagement with scholarship was reflected in his being named a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker.