STOICS IN ACTION
Doctor Weiss, who sadly recently passed away, was an educator, an author, a speaker and a unique humanitarian that everyone who met him realized they were in the presence of something quite rare and unique for his remarkable insights into the “human condition”. Someone who knows the frailties of being human but who has continually triumphed over adversity by way of stoicism to live a highly positive and productive life while giving back to others always. This remarkable human being, and WW2 veteran, saw the best of humanity and the worst of humanity and all throughout, he contributed time and time again to increase GOODWILL to ALL those he met within the professional life he led as a Psychotherapist or within his numerous presentations to business, education, and military communities globally. He is a recipient of the highest level of the Legion D’honneur for his services to the French Republic and many other awards for his service to humanity both on and off the battlefield since he left the horrific theatre of war in WW2.
Wimbledon Tennis Champion.
Pat Cash is a retired Australian professional tennis player. He reached a career-high ATP singles ranking of world No. 4 in May 1988 and a career-high ATP doubles ranking of world No. 6 in August 1988. In 1986, he helped Australia regain the Davis Cup with a 3-2 victory over Sweden. After winning the men's singles championship at Wimbledon in 1987, he climbed into the stands to celebrate, starting a tradition which has been followed by many winners ever since. Pat is now a sports media personality, mentor and is a founding member of the Aurelius Foundation.
Stoicism within the HM Prison System.
Andrew has worked for HM Prison Service since 1992 and started as a Prison Officer at HMP Pentonville in North London. He transferred to HMP Huntercombe in 2002 and was promoted to Physical Education Senior Officer (Sergeant equivalent) in 2003. Andrew became interested in Stoic Philosophy to help his best friend who suffered with depression. He could quickly see the value in the Philosophy as it improved the quality of his life. He then decided to teach Stoicism to prisoners at Huntercombe.
Stoicism as a Guide for Life.
Tim is a Founder Member of the Modern Stoicism Project Team and takes a lead role in the scientific research. He is an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and senior High Intensity psychotherapist in the NHS, as well as being a qualified Life Coach, Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice and a Philosophy and Psychology Author.
Stoicism & Sustainability.
Tom is an Environmental Economist who works at the Institute for Public Policy Research, the UK’s leading progressive think tank. Under this capacity Tom is currently leading on IPPR’s Environmental Justice Commission, which is designed to explore how the UK can work towards a net zero economy more quickly and fairly. Tom has been a practising Stoic for over ten years and is interested in how the Philosophy can be used to help us respond to the climate crisis and environmental breakdown.
Dr. John Sellars is a lecturer in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London, a Visiting Fellow at King's College London and a member of Wolfson College, Oxford. John is also the author of 'The Art of Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy', 'Stoicism', 'Hellenistic Philosophy' and 'Lessons in Stoicism'. He is a founding member of 'Modern Stoicism', the group behind Stoic Week and Stoicon.
Sharing Lessons from Marcus Aurelius.
John is also a Founding Member of the Aurelius Foundation and here he continues his talk from our inaugural event in London on 6th March 2020, sharing the lessons from Marcus Aurelius.
Stoic Panel Q&A at the Aurelius Foundation Inaugural Event in London, March 2020