Mindfulness in a Modern World event, Sunday 30 March in Brighton – Ben Irvine talk

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

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

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

EMC news and reviews

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…