Stoicon-x London

Activity: OtherPublic engagement, outreach and knowledge exchange - Public Lecture/debate/seminar


Stoicon in London is one of a series of events happening all over the globe in conjunction with Stoic Week, an international and now regular experiment encouraging people to ‘live like a Stoic for a week’. First developed in 2012, Stoic Week is an opportunity for participants to learn about the ancient philosophy of Stoicism, to see if its practical advice might help them in their own lives, and to help the team behind Stoic Week assess its efficacy. Stoicon is a public event comprised of a series of talks and workshops enabling participants of Stoic Week and other to come together and share their experience of the project.

This year’s event is generously hosted by the Institute of Philosophy, part of the University of London’s School of Advanced Study, and generously supported by Royal Holloway University of London.


10.00-10.30 - Welcome/coffee

10.30-11.00 - John Sellars, Introduction / The Stoic Tradition
11.00-11.30 - Chris Gill, Stoic Virtue and Happiness
11.30-12.00 - Liz Gloyn, Stoicism and the Family
12.00-12.30 - Carmelo Di Maria, Stoicism and Illness

12.30-2.00 - Lunch

2.00-3.00 – Afternoon workshop sessions:
a) 'Stoic Resilience: Merits and Limits', with Carmelo Di Maria
b) 'Family, Indifferents and Community', with Liz Gloyn
c) ‘Stoicism, Misunderstandings and Misconceptions’, with Gabriele Galluzzo
d) ‘Stoic Values’, with Chris Gill

3.00-4.00 – Stoic Week Feedback sessions

4.00 – Close

Location: Room 349, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU.

Organiser and opening speaker.
Period21 Oct 2017