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  • Date and time: Monday 20 June 2022, 5.45pm to 6.45pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Bootham School (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Join award-winning psychologist Harriet Ennis for a fascinating talk with live Q&A, on altered states of consciousness. 

Starting from where her talk at last year’s Festival left off, Harriet will explore the latest exciting research into terminal lucidity, a paradoxical state of consciousness that includes a seemingly miraculous return to functioning that was thought to have been lost due to brain damage or disorder.

Paradox is very much a part of the human experience - and it is one of the most tantalising. Modern science is busy chipping away at the ‘hard problem of consciousness’ - join Harriet to learn more about this engaging topic.

This event will take place in the Arts Centre Auditorium - entrance via Photographic Lane on Bootham.

NB - This event will be recorded and available on the York Ideas YouTube channel at a later date. 

About the speaker

Harriet Ennis is  Head of Psychology at Bootham School and a tutor for York ISSP (Independent State Schools Partnership).

Bootham School

Bootham is a small independent school for 3-18 year-olds in the city of York.


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Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible