Discover how the thoughts of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius can be used as a valuable resource for living a more fulfilling life.

When | Thursday 13 June, 7pm - c.8.30pm

Where | Alban Room and Online 

Cost | £12

Speaker | Professor Tim Boatswain, Professor of Anthropology and History

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor (CE121 - 180). He was an adherent of Stoicism, a philosophy that emphasized the importance of reason, virtue, and living in accordance with nature. His writings, Meditations, focus on the importance of gratitude, resilience, compassion, acceptance and wisdom. Many today see his ideas as a valuable resource for anyone who is looking for ways to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

The tutor's fee for this talk will be donated to Conservation 50 (Safeguarding St Albans Conservation Areas).

About Professor Tim Boatswain

After studying for a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology, specialising in Byzantium, Tim went on to study Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Social Science. Having held academic posts at a number of UK universities, he has also been a visiting lecturer/research fellow at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham, at Harvard University in the USA, at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and at the Queen’s University in Belfast. 

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