The Oxford Research Centre In The Humanities has announced that on Thursday (26th November 2pm-3pm GMT) there will be a book reading which will focus on a discussion of the book by Commission adviser and author of the Foreword of the Galileo Commission Report Iain McGilchrist‘s The Master and His Emissary.

The Master and his Emissary won the Scientific & Medical Network Book Prize in 2009 and was longlisted for the Royal Society Book Prize in 2010. A Times review said: ‘this remarkable survey of the human brain is one of few contemporary works deserving classic status’. The Scientific and Medical Network Review said: ‘it is no exaggeration to say that this quite remarkable book will radically change the way you understand the world and yourself’. Iain will be reading short passages from the book which we will then discuss. The event will be chaired by Willem Kuyken, Ribtlat Professor of Mindfulness and Psychological Science at the University of Oxford.