Send your imagination skyward this July at a series of thought-provoking talks held in the lovely Wapping Project garden. Inspired by Epicurus, The Icarus Project lectures aim to embroil the public in the sunny heat of contemporary debate, with a glass of Pimm’s in hand and the scent of Magnolias on the breeze.
It all kicks of this Saturday July 13 with Professor Angie Hobbs’ discussion of ‘Socrates, Eros and Magic’ and Professor David Sedley’s ‘How To Be An Epicurean’, as well as writer Molly Oldfield’s lecture ‘The Secret Museum’.
Later in the line-up are a range of high profile thinkers, including columnist and humanitarian Joan Smith, Erica Wagner (the Literary Editor of The Times), and Rowan Moore, the Observer architecture critic and author. Plus don’t miss Iain Sinclair’s introduction to a screening of ‘The Dark Eyes of London’ on July 29. Kitty Knowles