- This event has passed.
Entangled Life In Conversation with Merlin Sheldrake The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without the
November 29, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£8 – £35
The more we learn about fungi, the less makes sense without them. They can change our minds, heal our bodies and even help us avoid environmental disaster. Fungi throw our concepts of individuality and even intelligence into question. They are metabolic masters, earth-makers and key players in most of nature’s processes.
Join us for an evening of conversation with best-selling author Merlin Sheldrake, as he takes us on a mind-bending journey into this hidden world, from yeast to psychedelics; from the fungi that sprawl for miles underground and are the largest organisms on the planet, to those that link plants together in complex networks known as the ‘Wood Wide Web’, and to those that infiltrate and manipulate insect bodies with devastating precision.
We are delighted to host this very special event to mark the release of a brand-new illustrated gift edition of Entangled Life – featuring over 100 spectacular full-colour images, showcasing this wondrous and wildly various lifeform as never before.
There will also be opportunity to ask questions.
Merlin will be signing copies of the deluxe illustrated edition of his book on the evening. The book will be for sale at £30 during the event, or we are offering a pre-order deal of £35 for a book & ticket option.
If you live remotely, or unable to physically attend the event, we are also offering a ticketed streaming option, which will be viewable until midnight of Saturday 2nd December (GMT).
Merlin will be in conversation with Dr. Andy Letcher, senior lecturer at Dartington’s Schumacher College where he’s the programme lead for the MA in Engaged Ecology, and the author of Shroom: A Cultural History of the Magic Mushroom.
Merlin Sheldrake is a biologist and a writer, best known for the phenomenal international best-seller Entangled Life which was the winner of the Royal Society Science Book Prize 2021 and the Wainwright Prize 2021. Entangled Life was also featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week and selected as a Book of the Year in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Times, New Statesman and Time, among others.