Attention: the way in which we relate to the world

Start Date
29th July 2019 6:15 pm
End Date
31st July 2019 2:00 pm


Course Details

Our attention is a precious resource. It is essential in learning and love. Religious traditions appreciate its role in meditation and worship. At the same time, commercial and political interests get ever more skilled at attracting and holding it. This course will reflect on the nature and value of attention, its creative role and how we preserve and deepen it. Preparation will include an invitation to engage with carefully selected resources before our onsite dialogue enables us to sharpen our own thinking.

Timothy Ashworth is Woodbrooke's Biblical Studies tutor. He has a particular interest in what the Bible reveals about early Christian experience.

Iain McGilchrist is author of The Master and his Emissary: the Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. (Iain will make his contribution via an online link-up)
Dan Nixon leads Perspectiva’s work on Paying Attention (

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