Rudolf Steiner House

Spring / Summer Events

May - July 2017

FRIDAY LECTURES AND SEMINARS

12th May 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

The Spiritual Significance of Music in Life and After Death
With Virginia Sease
All welcome, no need to book.

Virginia studied singing in New York City and received a PhD in German literature from the University of Southern California. She is responsible for the Anthroposophical Studies Programme in English running at the Goetheanum, Switzerland, the headquarters of the General Anthroposophical Society. Enquiries: Suejoanpeat@gmail.com or Tel 07770 577372

19th May 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

The Spiritual Significance of Contemporary Architecture
With Nicolas Pople
All welcome, no need to book.

Nicolas is an architect and author, who works out of a conviction that architecture plays a crucial role in both individual and social development. His works include the award winning Café at Rudolf Steiner House, the Christian Community Chapel in Hammersmith, sustainable housing schemes and the book Experimental Houses. For 30 years he taught architecture at London Southbank University

26th May 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

Imagination, and the Plant Archetype
With David Lowe
All welcome, no need to book.

Rudolf Steiner attached great significance to Goethe’s discovery of ‘metamorphosis’. Goethe presented his discovery in an essay about how it could be seen in plants. Elsewhere he explains that what was in the essay derived from an actual experience of the plant archetype. The plant archetype is often characterised as an imagination but it is obvious from what both Goethe and Rudolf Steiner say that it is not just that. This talk will consider what the plant archetype is and why Steiner regarded Goethe’s encounter with it in a garden in Palermo as so important.

David is a lecturer and writer with a special interest in Goethe. During this talk David will explore Goethe’s experience of ‘discovering’ the plant archetype in 1787. Dr Rudolf Steiner identifies this as the most important scientific discovery of modern times. It is often characterised as an imagination, but what is its significance?

2nd June 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

Whitsun - Beyond the World of Appearance
With Rev Peter van Breda
All welcome, no need to book.

Peter is a priest of The Christian Community, the movement for religious renewal which was established in 1922 with the assistance of Dr Rudolf Steiner. The festivals of the Christian year form an important part of the life of the community. At Whitsun (Pentecost), the seventh Sunday after Easter, the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples is celebrated.

9th June 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

Perceiving the spirit within ourselves and others
With Dr Peter Gruenewald
All welcome, no need to book.

Peter is a medical doctor, trained in Austria and Germany who is a registered General Practitioner with a special interest in stress related illnesses, heart function and sleep medicine. He provides resilience training as part of leadership development workshops. His publications include ‘The Quiet Heart: Putting Stress in Its Place’.

16th June 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

The Spirit of The Word
With Geoff Norris
All welcome, no need to book.

Geoff is a speaker, director, actor and teacher who aims to renew the work begun by Rudolf and Marie Steiner for the 21st century, integrating this within the field of artistic speech and drama, with the innovations of the Russian actor Michael Chekhov. He offers regular classes at Rudolf Steiner House.

23rd June 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

Sensing the Spiritual in Medicinal Plants
With Pamela Tinker
All welcome, no need to book.

Pamela has been practising aromatherapy since 1996 and is a member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists. Since 2013 she has been training in Phyto-aromathérapie in France, following an approach used by Goethe. This includes the study of medicinal plant extracts and essential oils derived from wild or biodynamicaly cultivated plants. She will introduce us to the lavenders.

30th June 2017
7pm - 8.30pm
£5 (£3 concessions)

The Spiritual Structures of Social Organisations
With Angus Jenkinson
All welcome, no need to book.

Angus is an organisation researcher, former professor and company chairman and Oxford University graduate. His interests include extensive research focused on enriching customer experience, leadership and business development. He is the author of a number of reports and books including ‘From Stress to Serenity’, which offers a very practical approach to the spiritual aspects of leadership development.