Stoicism for Everyday Life

The Centre helped to organize and fund an event in November, held at Birkbeck, called Stoicism for Everyday Life. It brought together classicists, philosophers and psychologists, as well 300 or so members of the public, to talk about how to practice Stoicism in modern life, and to consider its relationship to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness, Positive Psychology and Christianity. You can find out more about the project here.

Here’s a video of the opening session, in which members of the project presented their work on ‘Live Like A Stoic For A Week’:

Here’s a panel considering whether Stoicism really is applicable in modern life, featuring Chris Gill, Richard Sorabji, Antonia Macaro, Julian Baggini, Mark Vernon and Jules Evans:

And here is a video summing up the day: