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Birkbeck, University of London

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A full day of talks exploring the science, psychology and philosophy of human potential.

What can the moon landings teach us about making our biggest dreams a reality?

What has the new science of positive psychology revealed about how human beings actualise their full potential?

Can an existential approach to life help you become more of who you are?

These are just some of the questions we’ll explore at The Weekend University this month. In this series of talks, we’ll discuss:

• Existential Approaches to Human Development; how the work of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard and Sartre can help you live with greater authenticity, and increase your sense of meaning and purpose in life

• Positive Psychology and Human Potential; how you can apply practical insights from peer reviewed studies to consciously grow as a human being and get more of what you want in life

• The Apollo Mindset; the psychological forces behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements, and how you can use them to achieve your most important goals.

You’ll learn how these unique insights can help you actualise more of your potential, but also how to help others do the same.
Lectures & Speakers

Existential Approaches to Human Development - Martin Adams
Martin Adams is an existential psychotherapist, lecturer, supervisor and writer.

He is a visiting lecturer at Regents University and the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in London.

Martin is the author of several books, including: ‘A Concise Introduction to Existential Counselling’, ‘Skills in Existential Counselling and Psychotherapy’ which he co-authored with Emmy van Deurzen, and most recently: An Existential Approach to Human Development’, which was published by Palgrave in 2018.

He has contributed to Case Studies in Existential Therapy and to the Wiley World Handbook for Existential Therapy. In his spare time, he is also a sculptor.

Positive Psychology & Human Potential - Vanessa King
Vanessa is an author, speaker and Board member of Action for Happiness, the leading UK-based not-for-profit that focuses on proactively building skills for psychological wellbeing and resilience. She leads the translation of psychological research into practical action for individuals, organisations and communities, as well as Action for Happiness’ consulting work with organisations.

She is one of a small group people globally to have completed a Masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, studying under Martin Seligman.

She speaks internationally, and has given two TEDx talks as well as a Guardian Masterclass. Her work has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph, the Financial Times, the Sunday Express, and the Huffington Post.

The Apollo Mindset - Professor Richard Wiseman
Professor Richard Wiseman is a psychologist, magician, author and Britain's only professor for the Public Understanding of Psychology.
With an international reputation for his research into unusual areas including deception, luck, humour and the paranormal, he is the psychologist most frequently quoted by the British media and his research has been featured on over 150 television programmes.

Described by Scientific American Magazine as ‘one of the most innovative experimental psychologists in the world today’, Professor Wiseman has presented keynote addresses to organisations such as The Swiss Economic Forum, Google and Amazon.

He is the author of several bestselling books which have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 30 languages, including the ‘Luck Factor’, ‘59 seconds’, and most recently ‘Shoot for the Moon’. You can follow him on twitter @RichardWiseman

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