Two forthcoming talks in Cambridge
This November, Ben will be giving a couple of talks in Cambridge on two of his favourite topics.
The first talk, from 2pm to 3.30pm on November 8, is called ‘Cambridge and the Philosophy of the Commons: A Walking History of the Ivory Tower’. Tickets are priced at £5. Further details and tickets available here.
The second talk, from 2pm to 4pm on November 9, is called ‘Cambridge and the Art of Mindful Cycling: Philosophy on Two Wheels’ and requires participants to bring their own bicycle. Tickets are priced at £5. Further details and tickets available here.
Barnes and Noble buy the US rights to Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling
Barnes and Noble is the biggest retail bookseller in the US, and also publishes many books. Leaping Hare Press have sold the US rights to Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling to Barnes and Noble, so, excitingly, there will be a US print run of the book this autumn.
Further updates will be posted here.
Mindfulness in a Modern World event, Sunday 30 March in Brighton – Ben Irvine talk
Ben Irvine will be giving a talk in Brighton this Sunday (30 March) on his book Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling, as part of the Mindfulness in a Modern World event being run by Leaping Hare Press.
Ben’s talk is at 4.15pm. The event, which is hosted by award-winning journalist John Naish, starts at 1.45pm and also includes talks by Adam Ford (2pm), Claire Thompson (2.45pm) and Richard Gilpin (3.30pm).
The venue is the Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton.
Journal of Modern Wisdom volume 2
The Journal of Modern Wisdom has returned!
The much-anticipated second volume contains a new selection of diligently-written, accessible essays seeking to reassert the importance of wisdom in the modern world, all accompanied once again by exquisite illustrations from ‘Resident Artist’ Thais Beltrame.
Contributors to volume 2 of the Journal of Modern Wisdom (Oldspeak Publishing; 2013) include Theodore Dalrymple, Jules Evans, William Irwin, Nicholas Maxwell and Tom Barker, plus Editor Ben Irvine, poet Rebecca Watts, and an anonymous, high-ranking academic unleashing a glorious polemic against the philosophical establishment.
Addressing a cluster of topics traditionally neglected among the intelligentsia – such as self-control, self-help, community-mindedness and responsibility – the journal’s message is both radical and, deep-down, familiar, providing provocation and inspiration in equal measure.
For public thinkers and the thinking public, copies of the Journal of Modern Wisdom (volumes 1 and 2) are available for £4.99 from www.modernwisdom.co.uk.
Book reprint and Rob Penn praise
“In connecting Einstein, meditation and the bicycle, Ben Irvine artfully expresses something so many cyclists have wondered about for so long. The book is a delight to read.” – Rob Penn
Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling (Leaping Hare Press) has gone to a second print run.
Reviews have mostly been generous, but the above commendation from inspirational author, TV presenter and cyclist Rob Penn caps off a great start for the book.
If you haven’t read Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling yet (or if you’re looking for a nice present for someone) then signed copies are available to buy from cyclelifestyle.co.uk: http://www.cyclelifestyle.co.uk/einstein-and-the-art-of-mindful-cycling
Cambridge Cycling Campaign talk
On Tuesday, 5 February 2013 at the Friends Meeting House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, Ben is giving a talk entitled ‘Cycling for Happiness: Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling‘.
The event is free and open to the public. Beforehand, from 7.30pm, there will be tea and coffee served and a chance to chat. The presentation will start at 8.00pm.
EMC news and reviews
Some good news from Heffers bookshop in Cambridge: apparently Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling has remained in their top ten non-fiction bestsellers throughout November.
Elsewhere, a nice review has cropped up on the website of the excellent Boneshaker Magazine.
Unfortunately, every rose has its thorn, and a rather horrible but amusing review has appeared on a Dutch website. If you want a good laugh, try putting the review through Google translate. The author seems to have an oddly scatalogical take on the book. It takes one to know one…
‘Politics of Well-being’ event
On Wednesday 21 November at 5pm, Ben will be speaking at an event called ‘The Politics of Well-being’ in the Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge. Writer Jules Evans will join Ben as part of a ‘panel’ discussion.
Monocle 24 radio interview
Ben is giving a short interview tonight (24 Nov) at 6.30pm on the Monocle 24 radio station, about his new book Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling. Link here: http://monocle.com/monocle24/
Book signing in Heffers, Cambridge
Ben will be signing copies of his new book Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling in Heffers booshop, 20 Trinity Lane, Cambridge, on 27 October, 2 to 5pm.
Come along for a biscuit and a chat. For further info, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.