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RSA Watch: How to Flourish in the Age of Distraction

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Hawkwood College, Stroud

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Join us for an evening of networking and a film on how to flourish in the age of distraction, featuring Matthew Crawford.

With ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we focus on what's really important in our lives?

Matthew Crawford, acclaimed author of The Case for Working with Your Hands, argues that our current crisis of attention, dissatisfaction with ourselves, and alienation from other people, is the result of long-held assumptions in Western culture that are profoundly at odds with human nature. In order to flourish, we need to establish meaningful connections with the world, the people around us, and the historical moment we live in. What is needed is an ‘ethics of attention for our time’, grounded in a realistic account of the mind and a critical gaze at modern culture.

Come along and join the conversation. If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Holloway, Area Manager for the South West.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: networks@rsa.org.uk. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.

Location: Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL6 7QW

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