Professor Tim Ingold, guest lecture at the University of Gloucestershire this Friday

29 Jan

Ingold lectureProfessor Tim Ingold is Chair in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and is one of our most influential and innovative thinkers on the relationship between human social life and experience, meaning making, and the ways in which environments are perceived, shaped and understood. As such he has directly influenced the ‘new nature writing’ and writers as celebrated as Robert Macfarlane and Richard Mabey. It is thus a major coup to attract him to the University of Gloucestershire. 

Professor Ingold’s talk will draw on his recent work on the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, engaging with what he calls ‘themeshwork’ – the lines of growth and movement we pursue as we move in and through the world. He will use these perspectives to consider the relationship between human existence and the atmosphere of light, sound and feeling. Or, as he succinctly puts it, “between lines and the weather”. He will be speaking on Friday 31st January at 7.30pm in TC001 on the Francis Close Hall Campus. The event is free for University of Gloucestershire staff and students (it’s £5 for guests), but tickets should be booked in advance via this link

The lecture is the second in this year’s programme of Humanities guest lectures, after the success of Jack Zipes’ talk on ‘The Grimness of Contemporary Fairy Tales.’  In March we will welcome author and comedian Rob Newman (early booking advised).