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Rewilding Our Lives - Book Discussion Group

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Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre

3 Rocca Way

Wanneroo, WA 6065

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What does it mean to rewild yourself? Come along to 6 sessions with author and librarian Tom Wilson (author of Stepping Off, 2017).

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Rewilding the landscape means returning some of the plants and animals indigenous to a place to their home. But what might ‘rewilding’ ourselves mean? In this course we’ll look at a selection of authors who have thought about how modern life in the Western world has made us isolated, physically inactive, and obsessed with owning the earth. We will learn, by turning to history and anthropology, how we might become more connected to our home places, more physically engaged, and ultimately, happier people.

The course is presented by City of Wanneroo Community Librarian and author, Tom Wilson and supported by the University of The Third Age (U3A).

Participants are encouraged to read course texts ahead of the relevant session.

Course texts include:

Week 1 - 3 March – Opening lecture and course overview Thomas M Wilson

Week 2 - 17 March- Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West by Thomas M Wilson

Week 3 – 31 March – Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to do is Healthy and Rewarding by Daniel Lieberman

Week 4 – 14 April – The WEIRDest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous by Joseph Henrich

Week 5 – 28 April – Land: How the Hunger for Land Ownership Shaped the Modern World by Simon Winchester

Week 6 – 12 May – The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure by Carl Hoffman

If you reserve a ticket for 3 March we will assume you are attending the full course.


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