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LPC at philosophy festivals this summer

From: Jules E.
Sent on: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 11:25 AM

Hello LPC people

Hope you're enjoying the summer, and a warm welcome to new members. We've got plenty of great events lined up in London over the summer, and we're also involved with some philosophy festivals around the country, starting next weekend at Hay-On-Wye. I thought you might like to hear about them, so LPC-ers can coordinate and meet up if they plan to come. If you want to coordinate with others, you can use the noticeboard on this site.


This coming weekend sees the launch of two festivals at Hay-On-Wye in Wales - including the main Hay-On-Wye festival, and How The Light Gets In, a dedicated philosophy festival. Both have plenty of philosophy events. LPC co-organiser Jules Evans is speaking at the main festival on Tuesday June 5th at 10am (you can get tickets here) and is on a panel about happiness at How The Light Gets In on Sunday June 10th at 10.30 (tickets here).


On the weekend of the 8th, 9th and 10th of June, our friends Philosophy In Pubs are holding their annual conference in Liverpool. It's always great fun, and worth the trip if you want to meet some other practical philosophers.


Also on Friday June 8th (busy day for philosophy) there's an all-night philosophy festival in London, at the Institut Francais, called My Night With Philosophers.


At the end of June and beginning of July, Conway Hall has a festival of philosophy and cinema, including two events organised by LPC's Susannah Cartwright. The full programme is here. Susannah is organising a screening of Satyajit Ray's The World of Apu on June 30th. Details here.


There are then several music festivals which have philosophy tents over the summer, including Latitude (13-15 July); Port Eliot (19-22 July) ,  Wilderness (10-12 August) and Bestival (6,7,8,9 September). I'm going to most of them and would love to meet up with any other LPC-ers going.


Meanwhile, we're still holding great events in London over the summer. As usual, get in touch if you want to suggest speakers, help run events, or contribute with other activities, such as editing a brief monthly newsletter about upcoming philosophy events in London - volunteers needed there if anyone wants to get involved.

All the best,


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