GV Art & Mind Symposium #27 | Colin Ludlow | Monday 13 July, 7pm

GV Art & Mind Symposium #27

Colin Ludlow

Dreams of a Dying Man, The human mind at the frontiers of being

Monday 13 July 2015, 7pm

Please note our new venue for this event – 50 Greek Street, London W1D 4EQ

Please RSVP to garry.kennard@btopenworld.com

Advance booking essential

Cost £25.00 per person including a light dinner and a drink (a cash bar is available)

Colin Ludlow will talk about his recently-published book, Twenty Four Dreams Before Dying, which takes as its starting point an extraordinary sequence of dreams that he experienced while he lay in intensive care in the space between life and death. The dreams raise intriguing questions about how the unconscious continues to function when the conscious brain shuts down. The associations they unlock also reveal how our minds frame the unknowable as we attempt to make sense of our lives in the shadow which death casts.

Colin is a writer and former television drama producer. He worked at the BBC for many years, and his credits include The Scarlet Pimpernel, a highly-praised adaptation of PD James’ An Unsuitable Job for a Woman and several award-winning television films.

Shadows in Wonderland, his book about the period of illness which provoked the dreams that feature in Twenty Four Dreams Before Dying, was published to great acclaim in 2008, with lengthy extracts appearing in both The Observer and The Independent.

Martin Beney