Talks And Events

I am currently ‘On Tour’ talking about Steiner Schools and government policy. Hope to see you at one of these events.


Educational Impostors: The Rise of Pseudoscience in UK Free Schools

Michael Gove has stated that Free Schools will not be allowed to teach pseudoscience. But can we trust some of the cult-like organisations running these schools to teach good science is and to refrain from letting their own alternative reality influence classrooms? Maharishi and Steiner schools both have occult and pseudoscientific beliefs at their core and so we should ask “What are they teaching children?

Part of the Centre for Inquiry UK and Conway Hall day of Science and Pseudo-Science

November 30th, 2013 10:30 AM   through   3:30 PM
Tickets £10


Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL
United Kingdom

What Every Parent Needs to know about Steiner Schools

Anthroposophy and Spiritual Science

With Michael Gove and the coalition approving new Steiner Schools to open under the Free School Programme, it is timely to look closely at the origins and beliefs of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of the occult movement of Anthroposophy. Steiner was a mystic who believed he had direct clairvoyant access to cosmic knowledge. As such he developed an esoteric belief system based on karma, reincarnation, astrology, homeopathy and gnomes. His visions gave insights into architecture, art, dance, agriculture, medicine, education, science and diet. His racial hierarchy of spiritual developmental resonated in Germany in the early 20th Century turning a personal belief into a worldwide movement. Today we find hundreds of anthroposphically inspired organisations in the UK alone: everything from Steiner Schools, Biodynamic farms to banks, pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies, charities and cheese makers.

Andy Lewis has been trying to lift the veil on the inner secrets of the movement and will discuss how this secretive movement has direct impact on public life.

21 Nov Guildford 
17 Jan Liverpool
31 January Winchester
12 February Manchester
19 February Leicester
21 February Edinburgh
26 February Cheltenham
27 February Lewes
13 March Birmingham
18 March Oxford
19 March Bristol
24 March London
11 April Portsmouth
15 April Cardiff
18 April Reading
22 April Sheffield
30 April Cambridge
14 May Bath
22 May 
16 July Plymouth
18 July Liverpool
8 September Coventry

7 February Swindon

2 Comments on Talks And Events

  1. The curriculum for Waldorf Schools is public and available to anyone who wishes to read up on it. Why you think that children are taught to believe in gnomes and reincarnation, these ideas are not taught in the curriculum. I am not sure what your issue is regarding this, but there are more important threats to children than Waldorf Schools. The education was designed to foster independent thinking in children, and in a response to the horrors of World War 1. Anthroposophy was banned by the Nazi’s who felt it was a threat to their power, many Anthroposophists left Germany during the Nazi era to escape imprisonment. Please educate yourself, much of what you are spouting off is just downright false. As with any organization, there are problems. If you find this all so distasteful, just don’t engage. The movement is too small and insignificant to have any impact, the evils of television and racism are a greater threat to children than an education that emphases arts and gardening. One would think you were rejected or something to have such ire against the organization

  2. John Amos Comenius – The Father of Modern Education was also a practising mystic. A great number of educationalists over the years have also been mystics. They enter into the education of children and young people as a philanthropic attempt to bring education and greater knowledge to children. It is hard to find a scientist whose work are taught at schools who are not also mystics, although not always obviously and openly, but so many are. Science and Mysticism go together extremely well, science relies on intuition and inspiration, and good mystics look upon their work with the use of the scientific method, examining variables and repeating work with different variables to understand the core factors at work. Your quackometer doesn’t appear to work or is poorly described, it’s been looking at my website for over two hours and no results as yet after two separate attempts. I was hoping for a 10 score as I have spent at least one lifetime helping others to cope with pain, and to dispel depression and disease in these ways.

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