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Inspired by thought-provoking speakers

During recent months, Halcyon has listened to many original and provocative speakers, at live events, and through videos and podcasts.  Here, we recap some of the highlights:

  • Humanity: The RSA recently gathered a high-profile panel of speakers to explore the hidden agendas behind our values and attitudes toward the place of ‘the human’ in today’s societies, and debate what must now be a key issue for the 21st century.
  • Modernity: The Wasteland and Modernity tried to figure out whether someone who captured modern life so well could really dislike it so much.  When he stared out at a world of radio and cinema, of radical art and universal suffrage, did T.S. Eliot see only a barren, featureless plain?
  • Poetry: Is it possible to appreciate fully Dante’s work without understanding the man himself and the society in which he lived? A recent book attempted to shed new light on what some have called "the greatest of all European poems".

We also listened, inter alia, to the following: