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Charles Foster

Being A Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness

Saturday 25 Jun
11:00-12:00
Garden Tent

Charles Foster, the author of acclaimed bestseller Being A Beast, sets out to understand what a human is, inhabiting the sensory worlds of humans at three pivotal moments in our history.

The author begins his quest in a wood in Derbyshire with his son, shivering, starving and hunting, trying to find a way of experiencing the world that recognises the deep expanse of time when we understood ourselves as hunter-gatherers, indivisible from the non-human world, and when modern consciousness was first ignited. From there he travels to the Neolithic, when we tamed animals, plants and ourselves, to a way of being defined by walls, fences, farms, sky gods and slaughterhouses, and finally to the rarefied world of the Enlightenment, when we decided that the universe was a machine and we were soulless cogs within it.

Tickets

Being Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness – Adult ticket £13.00
Being Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness – Child ticket £7.50

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