THE TEMENOS ACADEMY LECTURE ARCHIVE contains lectures by eminent speakers on a wide range of topics in philosophy, the arts, ecology and social concerns – these are available for immediate viewing or listening through the links below (most recent first):



7th July 2021

Icons, Image and Presence

Sir Richard Temple


28th June 2021

The Transmigrations of TALIESIN: The Mystery of the Ancient Child

Professor John Carey


16th February 2021

Bringing Light to the World: Our Deepest Human Vocation (Audio)

PDF:  Here

Dr Jeremy Naydler


19th October 2020

Plotinus and the Planets

Tom Bree


7th October 2020

Dante’s Journey in Gothic Cathedral Design

Tom Bree


28th September 2020

From ‘Smart Planet’ to Sacred Earth

Dr Jeremy Naydler


16th October 2019

The Learning of the Imagination in a Perennial Psychology

Sir Nicholas Pearson, Bt


9th October 2019

The Singing Masters of my Soul  YEATS: Poet and Prophet

John F Deane


1st October 2019

The Inkling Owen Barfield, Jesus, and the Evolution of Consciousness

Dr Mark Vernon


10th September 2019

Journey of Inner transformation

Professor Ravi Ravindra


11th February 2019

The Divinity of Man – Marsilio Ficino’s Vision for a Happier Life

Valery Rees


20th November 2018

The Seed of Nobility

Andrew Frisardi


19th November 2018

The Dream of Leah and Rachel: Art and Purification in PURGATORIO

Andrew Frisardi


8th October 2018


Yeats’s Book of Numberless Dreams: his Notebook, ‘Visions: 1898 – 1901’, and the Irish ‘Unwritten Tradition’

Professor Warwick Gould, FRSL


10th July 2018

Poetry Reading: Pilgrims of the Soul

 John F Deane, James Harpur


9th July 2018

The Return of Gaia

Jules Cashford


8th May 2018

Small Gods: An Earth That Thinks in Myth

Dr Martin Shaw


24th January 2018

Science and Spiritual Practices

Dr Rupert Sheldrake


5th December 2017

Jacob Boehme and the Mysteries of the Will

Dr Stephen Cross


21st November 2017

Sassetta, a Poor Knight and a Wedding

Christopher P Wood


10th October 2017

An Exploration of the Poetic Imagination

James Harpur


27th September 2017

C S Lewis: the ‘imaginative man’, the self and the Other

Colin Duriez


10th April 2017

Science and the Sacred

Professor Ravi Ravindra


14th March 2017

The Transformation of Reality in Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST

Valentin Gerlier


8th December 2016

THE INKLINGS: Tolkien, the Green Man and the Mythology of England

John Matthews


7th November 2016

THE INKLINGS: Owen Barfield: Knowledge, Poetry & Consciousness

Revd Dr Malcolm Guite


4th October 2016

Meister Eckhart and the Purpose of Creation

Dr Joseph Milne


16th June 2016

The Brightest Heaven of Invention

Patterns of Love and Mercy in Shakespeare’s History Plays

Valentin Gerlier


10th March 2016

Stevie Wishart and VOICE


11th February 2016

Until the Dragon Comes

Grahame Davies & Kevin Crossley-Holland


10th December 2015

The Body and its Symbolism

Annick de Souzenelle


26th November 2015

Re-Imagining the Grail Quest

Professor Kim Samuel


27th October 2015

The Hoopoe Shows the Way: An Ancient yet Contemporary Symbol of the Soul’s Guide

Belinda Hunt


19th October 2015

Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Dr Malcolm Guite


1st December 2014

Looking Forward to Tradition: Timeless Truths and Modern Delusions

Dr Harry Oldmeadow


17th June 2014

T S Eliot and Kathleen Raine: Two Contemplative Poets

Professor Grevel Lindop


19th September 2013

Symbolism of the Plains Indian Sun Dance

Chief James Trosper


18th March 2013

Divine Love in Early Persian Prose

Professor William  Chittick


13th November 2012


The Moral Mumble

Camila Batmanghelidjh


1st November 2012


The Politics of the Soul

Professor John Milbank


10th October 2012


The Law of Help: John Ruskin & the Battle for a Good Society

Howard Hull


3rd September 2012

The Heart of the Spiritual Quest in India

Dr Ravi Ravindra


5th July 2012


The Virtuous Society

Dr Joseph Milne


6th February 2012

The Science Delusion

Dr Rupert Sheldrake


13th September 2011


Is Small Still Beautiful?

Satish Kumar


4th November 2010

The Arthurian Poems of Charles Williams

Professor Grevel Lindop


14th September 2010

Spiritual Search – East and West: Part 2

Dr Ravi Ravindra


13th September 2010

Spiritual Search – East and West: Part 1

Dr Ravi Ravindra


2nd September 2010

The Role of the Grail in Henri Corbin’s Thought

Dr John Carey


1st April 2010

Archetypal Patterns in Von Eschenbach’s Parzival

Jules Cashford


 13th July 2009

Nature and Modern Science

A Dialogue: Rupert Sheldrake and Joseph Milne


5th July 2007

The Learning of the Imagination: What the Romantics can teach us

Professor Grevel Lindop


January 2004

Philip Sherrard:  His Life and Work

Bishop Kallistos Ware