Autumn 2020 Alumni Lecture
Wonder, Place and Space
Tuesday 22 Sept 2020
18:30 - 20:00 BST
Enchantment is a profound human experience. When we encounter wonder, awe or amazement, that is enchantment. Enchantment can reveal profound truths, lead to deep values and become central to a life well-lived. Patrick Curry explores how enchantment plays out in a wide range of contexts -- in love, art, religion and learning, in food and drink, and perhaps most significantly in our relationship with the natural world.
Patrick Curry argues that modernist attempts to undermine or dismiss enchantment as a delusion are not only misguided but dangerous, potentially leading to a disengagement with our world that could have disastrous consequences for our future on this planet.
Dr Patrick Curry was born in Canada and has lived in London for over forty years. He is the author of numerous well-regarded scholarly and popular books on topics ranging from environmental ethics to cosmology and literature and has been a lecturer at the Universities of Kent and Bath Spa. His books include Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity and Ecological Ethics. He is also editor-in-chief of an online journal, The Ecological Citizen. In 2019, he was elected a Companion of the Guild of St George.
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