Dr Mark Vernon

Dr Mark Vernon

Writer, broadcaster and psychotherapist

Philosophy Slam: Bringing Meaning to Life

Session Overview

Forget your morning coffee – philosophers, Mark Vernon and Robert Rowland Smith, will open the conference with a ‘philosophy slam’ to put your brain through a workout. Audience members will have the opportunity to call out a single word focusing on any subject, from armadillos to Zen Buddhism, and Mark and Robert will respond for a minute or two with nuggets from philosophy, psychology, science and art. Then on to the next word…

Speaker's biography

Mark Vernon is a writer, broadcaster, psychotherapist and former Anglican priest. He contributes to programmes on the radio, writes and reviews for newspapers and magazines, gives talks and podcasts. His new book isA Secret History of Christianity and previous books have covered themes including friendship and God, ancient Greek philosophy and wellbeing. He has a PhD in ancient Greek philosophy, and other degrees in physics and in theology.