A series of free talks looking at some Heroes of Wisdom
Hypatia - The story of a great mind
Hypatia, a philosopher, mathematician and astronomer from the 4th century AD, illuminated the School of Alexandria with her wisdom, intelligence and inquisitive free spirit. Her life and her ideas have left an eternal imprint on the human history. We’ll take a look at this courageous woman’s life and teachings.
“Reserve your right to think, because it is preferable to think incorrectly than not to think at all.” - Hypatia
Giordano Bruno (1548 – 1600) was one of the most original and complete philosophers of his time. The author of numerous treatises, dialogues and miscellaneous works, such as The Heroic Frenzies and The Expulsion of the Triumphant Beast (1584), Giordano Bruno traveled throughout Europe and its royal courts. In 1600 he was burnt at the stake for heresy by the Inquisition on the Campo dei Fiori, Rome. His ferocious tirades against all forms of dogmatism, his cosmological reflections tending towards the infinity of worlds and his passionate research into mastering the mechanics of the imagination were the fertile seeds of a work which represents the culmination of Renaissance Humanism.
Saturday 12th March @ 3pm & 4pm