17 June 2017 – 10:00AM – 155 Bishopgate, London, EC2M 3YD – Free Entrance
In the words of G.K. Chesterton, “an adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.”
The fear of the unexpected is related to that fear of the ‘otherness’ which was at the centre of London Encounter 2016. We saw last year that no man is an island; as Rowan Williams remarked in his address, this is not just a stubborn evidence of reality, but our greatest possibility to discover, with wonder, what reality is made of and what ultimately we are made for.
This year our desire is to sail away off the island, aware of the uncertainties of our world, but in the hope that every unexpected event, good or bad, will become an opportunity to learn something new, discover something greater, and find unexpected companions on our journey.
Every unexpected event, good or bad, can become an opportunity to learn something new, discover something greater, and find unexpected companions on our journey. A discussion on this year’s theme chaired by Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury and Patron of The London Encounter
Ard Louis, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford
Mary Morgan, Professor of History and Philosophy of Economics at the London School of Economics