The Place of Britain in Europe – A ‘Soul of Europe’ Conference

Wednesday 2 August 2pm - Sunday 6 August 12.45pm

Summer Conference for members and friends of the Anthroposophical Society

The idea to hold the last in the series of ‘Soul of Europe’ conferences (inaugurated in Amsterdam in 2005) in Britain, was first mooted at the conference in Georgia in 2018. This was two years after the referendum in 2016, in which the decision was taken that this country should distance itself from the European Union. Since then, there has been a gradual, dawning realisation that a whole historical phase in its relationship with its fellow European nations has come to an end and a new one has not yet begun.  Central to this realisation is the awareness that there is no consensus as to the identity of what humanly and spiritually inhabits the geographical entity known as the British Isles.

This conference, which is hosted by the Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain, is an invitation to participate in a journey of exploration of the place of Britain in Europe, enshrined by the image that we have chosen as a guiding star, the transformative journey from the keenly observing Eagle, through the poisonous sting of the Scorpion to the redemptive visionary insights of the Dove.

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You can book and pay online at where you will also be asked to make your first and second artistic activities choices.

Or complete the form and either post it to Ilona Pimbert at Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, London NW1 6XT or scan and email to:  

Ilona Pimbert at Rudolf Steiner House will gladly assist you in finding affordable accommodation. We have reserved several reasonably priced twin rooms in nearby Regent’s University. Enquiries to E: or T: 0207 723 4400

The Rudolf Steiner House Café will be open for teas & coffees and light refreshments throughout the conference but is unable to provide hot meals for large groups. We are pleased to partner with Regent’s University, a 10-minute walk through Regents Park, who will provide buffet-style lunch and supper at their canteen for a very good price. No need to book in advance, as meals will be paid on a meal-by-meal basis (card only).

The conference fee is £160. A bursary is available on request by contacting Doris Bailiss in advance: