Waqas Ahmed: ‘The Polymath’: unlocking the power of human versatility

Every human is born with multifarious potential. Why, then, do we insist on restricting our talents and interests to 'specialise' in just one? We've been sold a myth. Following exchanges with historians, philosophers and scientists, Waqas Ahmed has weaved together a narrative of history that takes us from 1st-century China to pre-Renaissance Africa; seventeenth-century Sweden; twentieth-century India, and every continent and time period between. He sets out a cognitive journey towards reclaiming your innate polymathic state, and proposes nothing less than a cultural revolution in our education and professional structures, whereby everyone is encouraged to express themselves in multiple ways and fulfil their many-sided potential.

Tues 17th 7.30pm | Archway Methodist Church | £5