Blackwell's Presents…The Big Discussion

Location: 
Saïd Business School
Date: 
Saturday, 19 September 2015
Time: 
3.15pm to 4.30pm

What is wonder? In an age where some would argue that far fewer aspects of life and the Universe are as mysterious to us as they used to be, what is there left to make the human mind gape with surprise or swim with awe at the vast majesty of the world? Unsurprisingly, it turns out that there are a great many phenomena and experiences - scientific, artistic, emotional - which can still astonish us. In this far-ranging discussion, we bring together Roman Krznaric, author of The Wonderbox, Empathy, and How To Find Fulfilling Work; Caspar Henderson, author of 'The Book of Barely Imagined Beings' as well as a forthcoming book on the topic of Wonder itself; and Rebecca Abrams, author of Touching Distance and The Playful Self. They will investigate wonder in different fields, traversing some beautiful and intriguing territory as they do so. This will be a discussion not to be missed!

The Oxford Alumni Office has a long-standing partnership with Blackwell’s and Alumni Card-holders are entitled to a 15% discount on all purchases, both online and in store, including at the Blackwell’s mini bookshop during the Alumni Weekend.

Time Session Title Speaker Name Location
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1pm How to say hello to Alumni across Europe John Smith The Kings Room
1pm How to say hello to Alumni across Europe John Smith The Kings Room

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