The Quest for Happiness
Uitverkocht
Taming the wild horse?
Brian Ostafin
Date: 
Monday 11 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
uitverkocht

The mindfulness movement seems to be everywhere. An accumulating body of evidence suggests widespread benefits of mindfulness ranging from attenuating anxiety and depressive symptoms to increasing creativity and even to diminishing racial biases.

Date: 
Friday 1 September 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Groninger Forum, Hereplein 73, Groningen
Tickets: 
Free tickets are available one hour before the lecture at the cash desk of the Groninger Forum.

What is humanity doing to try to answer the question ‘Are We Alone?’ and where are we likely to discover life in the near future?

Studium Generale op Noorderzon
Reprise
Boris Nikolai Konrad
Date: 
Wednesday 23 August 2017 - 7:00 pm
Location: 
Machinefabriek, Bloemstraat 38, Groningen
Tickets: 
€ 7,50 / € 5,- SG-kortingspas / studenten

Can we improve our memory and how does that work? Boris Nikolai Konrad does not only research superior memory, he has one himself. The neuroscientist investigates the neuronal basis of memory training and is a multiple times memory World Record holder.

The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day
Roman Krznaric
Date: 
Friday 19 May 2017 - 3:30 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€5,-/€2,50 for SG-card holders/free for students

The spirit of carpe diem has been hijacked by consumer culture. Cultural philosopher Roman Krznaric calls us to arms: the time has come to seize back the day. It is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history: carpe diem.

Griph-lecture
Jeff McMahan
Date: 
Thursday 18 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
Available for free

Most of us accept that it can be permissible to kill people on a large scale in war. Does morality become more permissive in a state of war?

Freedom Lecture
Frank Furedi
Date: 
Monday 1 May 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
You can reserve a free ticket

What determines the impact of an act of terror is how society responds to it. The fear of terror can sometimes exact a greater cost to society than its impact. Too often an act of terror incite governments to curb our freedoms on the ground it is necessary to trade-off liberties for security.

The End of an Economic Era
Ann Pettifor
Date: 
Tuesday 4 April 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

Money makes the world go around; but what is it really? And where does it come from? The rich know how to become richer, but do the poor have inevitably to suffer as a result. Leading political economist Ann Pettifor shows us how wrong we are about this most misunderstood invention in history.

The End of an Economic Era
Bas van Bavel
Date: 
Monday 27 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SG-card holders/free for students

The general notion is that market economies are modern and promote economic growth and welfare. Economic historian Bas van Bavel uses historical research to show that market economies are not modern, but have existed at various times in the past. They rise, stagnate, and decline.

You Remember?
Julia Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday 22 March 2017 - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Academy Building, Broerstraat 5, Groningen
Tickets: 
€4,-/€2,- for SGG-card holders/free for students

Memories are our most cherished possessions. We rely on them every day of our lives. They make us who we are. And yet the truth is they are far from being the accurate record of the past we like to think they are.

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