• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Raymond Tallis, who was Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Manchester University until he left to become a full time writer in 2006)

    Raymond Talliss' main interest is what makes humans different from other animals and recently he has written two books The Kingdom of Infinite Space which is about the range of activities which go on in our heads, and Hunger.
    He will be speaking on Hunger (although he will also answer questions on the other book). The idea behind the book is that understanding hunger is the key to understanding ourselves. Even first-level biological hunger is experienced differently in humans and little in human feeding behaviour has any parallel in the animal kingdom. Out of our primary appetites arise a myriad of pleasures and tastes that are elaborated in second level hedonistic hungers, creating new values. The art of living is the art of managing our hungers.
    Find out more about Raymond Tallis: wikipedia, Guardian interview, Times Online, The Great Debate, Prospect Magazine, YouTube