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Dr Robert Rowland Smith 


Robert Rowland Smith is a British author and philosopher. His books include Derrida and Autobiography, Breakfast with Socrates,  and AutoBioPhilosophy.


He is a regular speaker at public and private events, addressing a wide range of topics that includes philosophy, psychology, politics and art.


Robert was a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a member of the English Faculty. Robert has sat on the board of the Tavistock Institute of Medical Psychology and of the Institute of Art and Ideas.


Robert is a leading practitioner of Systemic Constellations - an interactive group practice that reveals hidden dynamics in family, social and business systems.

Dr Mark Vernon 

Mark Vernon is known for contributing to and presenting programmes on BBC radio, writing for the UK press notably the Guardian and the Church Times, as well as online publications like Aeon and podcasting, including The Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues with Rupert Sheldrake. He also publishes online talks such as How to See Spiritually and Philosophy as Awakening.

He is the author of several previous books, including The Meaning of Friendship, Plato’s Podcasts, and A Secret History of Christianity. His latest book is Spiritual Intelligence in Seven Steps.


He works as a psychotherapist in private practice and at the Maudsley hospital in south London. His PhD is in ancient Greek philosophy, and he has other degrees in physics and theology.

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