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Monday, November 05, 2007

Gaia Events November 2007

Our friends at Gaia have a busy month of activities planned for November. Here are some details for you:

Resurgence Magazine and Friends of the Earth present: Climate Stability: Addressing the Root Causes rather than just the Symptoms

Wednesday November 7 2007

The Politics of Climate Change: developing an all party approach to mitigate global warming. With Michael Meacher, former Labour Environment Minister; Peter Ainsworth, Conservative Shadow Secretary for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs; Chris Huhne, Liberal Democrat Shadow Environment Secretary; and Siân Berry, Green Party National Speaker.

Tickets on the door: £15.00 per person per event. £30.00 for all three events, concessions £10.00 per event, £20 for all three. Restaurant and bar facilities are available. Accessible for the disabled. RSVP: Peter Lang, Resurgence Events Director peter@resurgence.org or 020 8809 2391. Supported by the Royal Mail.

6.30pm at Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regents Park Road, Camden, London NW1 7AY


Eco Happiness: Consumerism, Happiness & the Environment

Friday November 9 to Sunday November 11 2007

A series of discussions to consider what realy makes us happy and explore how our consumerist lifestyles are spoiling our lives and our beautiful planet. With Peter Lang of Resurgence Magazine.

To be held at Braziers Park School for Integrative Social Research, Ipsden, Oxon. £160 for the weekend in single room, £135 sharing, including meals.

More information from Braziers Park on 01491 680221, admin@braziers.org.uk
www.braziers.org.uk


School of Economic Science Annual Economics Lecture

The Transformation of Economics: Natural Law, Economics and the Great Jurisprudence

It is easy to point to the many failings of contemporary economics. Climate change, poverty, excess, debt, consumerism and social insecurity are all well documented and widely reported. But what is the alternative? How can economics point the way to a world that offers peace, security, freedom and prosperity to all its inhabitants? Ian Mason, Head of Law and Economics in the School of Economic Science, addresses these questions in this year’s annual lecture.

Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19,Thayer Street, London, W1U 2QJ

Tuesday 13th November 2007, at 7.15 pm

Admission: £5 booked by phone – 020 7034 4000

£6 on the door

The price includes refreshments during the interval.

This is a public lecture to which all are welcome. Please bring anyone who may be interested in these urgent, topical issues and pass the invitation on to anyone who may be interested.

Be the Change

November 15 to 17, 9am - 6pm

An event at which you can really get a sense of what is happening in our world at this time. This very special event has the potential to spark and kindle a profound and deeply positive response. Join businessmen and coaches, politicians and activists, scientists, educators, students and artists – indeed leaders from all fields, as we seek to understand, and implement, lasting change in our world.

Speakers include George Monbiot, writer and campaigner; Prof. C.S. Kiang, renowned Chinese environmentalist; Nicky Gavron, London's deputy mayor; Rob Hopkins, founder of the Transition Towns movement; Bianca Jagger, chair of the World Future Council; Miriam MacGillis leading voice on New Cosmology; Jonathon Porritt, Britain's leading sustainability advocate; Simon Kellner, editor of The Independent; Frances Moore Lappé, American author now immersed in the

'living democracy' movement; Vandana Shiva, physicist; and others. Premier of the major new documentary film “Crude”, and live video link to a global alternative

economics thinktank at Schumacher College. Central Hall, Parliament Square, Westminster, London SW1.

Registration: http://www.bethechange.org.uk

Jeevika Lecture 2007: ‘Living Economy, Living Democracy’, by Dr Vandana Shiva

Monday 19th November 2007, 7.30pm

Reith Lecturer in 2000 and founder of the Living Democracy Movement in India, Dr Shiva will argue that the economics and politics of globalisation are proving bankrupt, indeed suicidal, for all but a few of the human species. She will remind us urgently that there is a more balanced, a more sustainable, a more hopeful model for the planet to live by – not only for the earth's 1 billion rural dispossessed (280 million of them in India), but for all of us.

Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International, EC2

Tickets (£10, £7 concessions) and full details available from rosemary@jeevika.org.uk

or by calling Rosemary (Monday - Wednesday) or leaving a message on 020 8973 3773


Gaia: Relating the Myth, & the Hypothesis to our Everyday Lives

Thursday 29th November, 7.30-9pm

With Jules Cashford, author of The Moon: Myth and Image (Cassell Illustrated, 2003), and co-author, with Anne Baring, of The Myth of the Goddess: Evolution of an Image (Penguin 1993).

Jules read philosophy at St. Andrews and did post-graduate research in literature at Cambridge, on a Carnegie Fellowship, studying for a PhD on Tragedy in the novels of Joseph Conrad. She is a trained Jungian Analyst and member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology. She has translated The Homeric Hymns for Penguin Classics (2003), and now writes and lectures on Myth and Literature.

Drinks and buffet at Gaia House, 18 Well Walk, London, NW3 1LD, from 6.30pm

7.30 pm Talk and Discussion at Burgh House, New End Square, London NW3 1LT. Opposite Gaia House

Nearest tube Hampstead – Northern Line - A contribution of £7 would be appreciated

We do hope you can make it. RSVP to Sarah Nicholl on sarahn@gaianet.org or 020 7428 0055

As always, please mention WFUK when enquiring or booking any of these events. Thank you!

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