Is there a place for ‘Spirit’ in Science and Medicine?


When: 8 June, 2018 - 9 June, 2018

Where: University of Westminster, London

Is there a place for ‘Spirit’ in Science and Medicine?

Science and Research Methodology in Anthroposophic Medicine

Friday evening 8th – Saturday 9th June 2018


The University of Westminster
The Pavilion 101
New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6XH

At a time when reductionist and mechanical views of the Human Being dominate our Society and Medicine and more holistic approaches are being attacked in the name of Science, this seminar gives the opportunity to hear the scientific and epistemological foundations of another paradigm

Public Seminar arranged jointly by the Medical and Scientific Sections of the School for Spiritual Science

Background and Contributors

Prof. Peter Heusser is the author of “Science and Anthroposophy” in which he surveys the major branches of science and shows them to be compatible with more holistic and spiritual understanding of the world and humanity. His contributions relate to the themes covered in this book. He is Emeritus Professor of Medical Theory, Integrative Medicine and Anthroposophic Medicine at Witten-Herdecke University.

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Review of Prof. Heusser’s Book – click to download a PDF copy

In the last 20 years significant research is beginning to provide evidence for the effectiveness of a more spiritual approach to medicine, such as anthroposophic medicine. Prof David Martin Professor of Paediatrics at Tȕbingen University and Professor of Medical Theory, Integrative Medicine and Anthroposophic Medicine at Witten-Herdecke University will give an international overview of this evidence.

Dr David McGavin GP with Special Interest in Pain Management in Greenwich and Prof. Gene Feder who is Professor in General Practice at Bristol University, will describe two UK Research Projects.

Prof. David Peters is Professor of Integrated Healthcare at Westminster University, the our venue for Friday evening, has agreed to chair the plenum and panel discussion.


Friday 9th June 2018

6.15pm Tea and Registration
7.00pm Welcome Dr Michael Evans
7.15pm Introduction Prof. David Martin
7.30pm Epistemology and Scientific Foundation for a Medicine including the Spirit – Prof Peter Heusser
8.45pm Close

Saturday 9th June 2018

9.30am Chemical Explanation of Life and Biology –
Prof Peter Heusser
10.45am Coffee Break
11.15am Overview of International Scientific Research connected to Anthroposophic Medicine – Prof David Martin
12.15pm Small Group Digestion and Discussion
1.15pm Lunch
2.15 pm Harvesting Questions
2.40pm Research in the UK connected to Anthroposophic Medicine – Prof Gene Feder and Dr David McGavin
3.40pm Tea
4.30pm Does the Brain Give Rise to Consciousness?” – Prof Peter Heusser
5.45pm Questions, Plenum and Panel Discussion chaired by Prof David Peters
6.45pm Close of Seminar – Dr Michael Evans & Prof David Martin
7.00pm END


The cost of the seminar is £120 including teas and coffees but not lunch on Saturday which can be purchased at the venue or at near-by restaurants.


Please register on line using the form below, or return a registration form (click here to download) with a cheque made out to Anthroposophic Doctors Training for £120 to Dr Michael Evans at Rock Cottage Main Road Whiteshill Stroud Glos. GL6 6JS

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Dr Michael Evans e mail or telephone 07768497560

Training in Anthroposophic Medicine in the UK

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