Every August, the Ministry of Inspiration hosts Academy Conferences on tour from the UK for an amazing day of philosophy, ethics, and debate for students in Years 7-10.
The aim of this day is to help students to :
Improve their thinking skills
Begin to be able to identify what is fundamental from what is trivial
Become intellectually creative
Identify assumptions and distinguish between good and poor arguments
Think systematically and rigorously about relevant modern-day issues
2019 LECTURES INCLUDE
What should I do? Decision making
Genetics, Epigenetics and Transhumanism
Community Inquiry – Is the purpose of life to be happy?
Debate: This house believes in culling animals that cause significant damage
Full descriptions of the topics can be found on Eventbrite
Recently awarded a Farmington Fellowship by Harris Manchester College, Oxford, Julie Arliss is a highly accomplished teacher and author. Julie Arliss is a well-known international educator of gifted students with a gift for making the complex simple, and the simple complex. She is committed to the provision of world-class extension activities for these students, to extend their reach well beyond the curriculum to new areas of knowledge. She is on the examining team for Cambridge International Examinations and founder of Academy Conferences.