RSA South West: Carpe Diem

Fellowship Event


Hawkwood, Stroud

  • Mindfulness
  • Fellowship

Join us for a talk on Carpe Diem with renowned social philosopher Roman Krznaric.

Carpe diem – seize the day – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But what does it really mean? And how can we use it to rethink the art of living? In this talk based on his new book Carpe Diem Regained: The Vanishing Art of Seizing the Day, popular philosopher Roman Krznaric explores the life-changing potential of carpe diem. He delves into its many interpretations, from the grasping of opportunities to wild hedonism and calm living in the moment, and examines its hijacking by consumer culture and the modern mindfulness movement.

Drawing on everything from medieval carnival traditions to the neuropsychology of risk, Krznaric looks at how we might overcome the pervasive denial of death in modern society, confront the spectre of procrastination, and ultimately live a life without regret.

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including EmpathyThe Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than 20 languages. He is the founder of the world’s first Empathy Museum and of the digital Empathy Library. He is also a founding faculty member of The School of Life and on the faculty of Year Here. His latest book is Carpe Diem Regained. Roman has been named by The Observer as one of Britain’s leading popular philosophers.

This event is being held in partnership between the RSA, Hawkwood, Circle to Success and Lush.

This event is free for RSA Fellows (for non-Fellows £12 / £8 concessions). If you are not an RSA Fellow, please BOOK HERE.

If you have any access requirements or require any reasonable adjustments, please let the team know: [email protected]. Please also let us know if you have any dietary requirements or severe allergies.


Location: Hawkwood, Painswick Old Road, Stroud, Glos , GL6 7QW


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