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Autumn Salon

| Afternoon tea | 3pm Saturday, 27 May 2023 | in Brunswick | RSVP essential for attendance | UPDATE: Video Recording of John Oppy’s talk | UPDATE: Transcript |

Basil, John & Greg from the Eastern Church

Our salon to celebrate the end of the Autumn Term will kick-off with a talk by one of our students, John Oppy. John will speak about early Christian Platonism, comparing developments in the East with those in the West.

Members, students, past students, family and friends are all welcome. RSVP essential for attendance.


End of Summer catch-up

We will be celebrating the end of Summer at afternoon tea from 3 pm in Camberwell on the 18 of March. RSVP is essential for attendance.

Helen Nichol | The School of Philosophy

Our special guest speaker will be Helen Nichol from the School of Philosophy. As a devoted and long-standing student of Plotinus, Helen will present her perspective on that great neo-Platonist.

All members and students (past & present) are welcome. School of Philosophy folks are also welcome. RSVP is essential for attendance.

The revival of Greek Wisdom in the Renaissance

Detail from a fresco painted by Benozzo Gozzoli of the procession with Lorenzo the Magnificent leading on the eastern wall of the Chapel of the Magi, Medici Riccardi Palace, Florence
The court of the Medici included Greek Platonist like Gemistos Plethon (top left). See wikipedia for details.

The seminal influence of Byzantine Platonists on the Western Renaissance is often discounted these days.

Join us Thursday evening (7 pm, 14 July) at this Greek Community seminar and find out just how important were these Greek mystics to the revival of the mathematical sciences in the West.

UPDATE: watch the recording here.