Join us for a Special Talk - On William Blake & the Left Hemisphere of the brain

Blake & The Left Hemisphere - a special talk by Roderick Tweedy.

Author Roderick Tweedy explores themes from his book The God of
the Left Hemisphere: Blake, Bolte Taylor and the Myth of Creation,
which examines the connections between the activities and functions of the human brain that William Blake termed ‘Urizen’ and the powerful complex of rationalising and ordering processes which
modern neuroscience identifies as ‘left hemisphere’ brain activity.
The talk also features a showing of Jill Bolte Taylor’s remarkable TED podcast, ‘My Stroke of Insight’, examining the relation between the left and right brain and how this profoundly affects our own mental health.

Roderick Tweedy, PhD, completed his education at Oxford University
in 1997, researching the poet Shelley’s interest in contemporary
science and natural philosophy. He has written a number of articles
and reviews on Romanticism and the English Romantics, and is an
active member of the Blake Society. He is currently editor for Karnac Books, and an enthusiastic supporter of the user-led mental health organization, Mental Fight Club.

Opportunity for mingling, networking & Q&A afterwards.

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  • Christina Masterman

    A fascinating evening and a great presentation by Roderick Tweedy. Particularly loved the Ted talk with Bolte Taylor on A Stroke of Insight.

    July 16

  • David B

    Excellent talk...... and lively (hehe) banter afterwards!

    July 16

  • Linda Munday

    Very stimulating evening with entertaining input from the audience! I enjoyed the talk very much as well the film. Thank you for putting this event on.

    July 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fascinating subject, great speaker, and inspiring video.

    July 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, last minute problem from work, I won't be able to make it.

    July 16

  • Mary Spencer

    I feel sheepish joining in "with regrets" to attending, but it is too darn hot to get on the Tube to get there. Looking forward to the next meetup though.

    July 16

  • Mike Fitzgerald

    Sorry - don't think I can make it now.

    July 16

  • Marie Cristina

    Hi, sorry I cannot make it any longer :(

    July 16

  • Jo Hebouche

    I can no longer make the talk tonight due to childcare issues. :(..I hope you all have an interesting evening, and I hope to meet you all at a future meetup. Apologies, Jo :)

    July 16

  • chris ward

    sorry cant make tonite work commitments

    July 16

  • nick hindley

    Sorry but after an awful journey home last night and 1 hours sleep, neither hemisphere of my brain is working

    July 16

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi

    July 15

  • Caroline

    Alas can't after all.

    July 15

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Caroline, No worries, maybe next time, Best Geoffrey

      July 16

  • Serena

    im pleased to take part of it.

    June 23, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Serena, Hope you enjoy it

      July 11, 2013

  • len birch

    I look forward to attending.

    June 13, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Len, Good to hear, Hope you enjoy it, Best Geoffrey

      June 14, 2013

  • len birch

    I have just joined meet up and would like to attend this talk. Do I just turn up?

    June 11, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Len, Yes, Hope you enjoy the evening, Best Geoffrey

      June 12, 2013

  • David B

    Really looking forward to this..... thanks for organising

    June 2, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi David, Great to hear. Hope you enjoy it, Best Geoffrey

      June 3, 2013

  • betty wang

    Hi Geoffrey. I would be very interested in this talk. I look forward to it.

    June 2, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Betty, Good to hear. Hope you enjoy it, Best Geoffrey

      June 3, 2013

  • Chris McDermott

    hi Geoffrey. Looking forward to the lecture on 16th July. May I bring my wife to the lecture? She would be keen to hear the talk on Blake and the Left Hemisphere of the Brain. Cheers! Chris McDermott

    June 1, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Chris, that would be fine, you are both most welcome, Best regards, Geoffrey

      June 3, 2013

  • Chris McDermott

    Hi Geoffrey

    June 1, 2013

  • Ahmet Ali

    Hi Geoffrey,
    Thanks for this Meetup page; this will make it possible for many people to meet with the living genius of William Blake - whether they had heard about him beforehand, or not. Let the nourishing inspiration of William Blake spread - there is much demand for it in these tumultuous times.
    Regards,
    Ali

    May 29, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hello there, Nice sentiment, Best regards, Geoffrey

      June 1, 2013

  • Blanche Ellis

    This looks wonderful, Really looking forward to it.

    May 28, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hello Blanche, Good to hear, Best Geoffrey

      June 1, 2013

  • Jo Hebouche

    Could you give me an estimation of when this meeting will finish?

    May 29, 2013

  • Christina Masterman

    Thank you for the invitation. Am really looking forward to this very special evening.

    May 28, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Christina, Many thanks, Best regards, Geoffrey

      May 28, 2013

  • Aruz Elliott

    I can't wait!

    May 27, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Aruz, Good to hear, Best Geoffrey

      May 27, 2013

  • Jo Hebouche

    Do we need tickets for this or just turn up on the day?

    May 26, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Jo, not for this event, if tickets/bookings are required, it will be shown, Best regards, Geoffrey

      May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    The talk in July sounds interesting.

    May 26, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Hi Steve, Yes, each one delves into another aspects of Blake's creativity & vision, Best Geoffrey

      May 27, 2013

  • Adele Winston

    I'll try to be there.

    May 26, 2013

    • Geoffrey

      Dear Adele, Good to hear, Best Geoffrey

      May 27, 2013

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