PHILOSOPHY

CONFERENCE

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

SPEAKERS

Julie Arliss

Author

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.