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Slow Reading in the Garden

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Slow Reading in the Garden

Wednesday, 7 August, 2019 - 10:15 to 13:00
The Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith Row, EH3 5LR Off Campus

If you are booking this event through the University Booking System, you will require a University EASE account to book. If the event is available to an external audience, you can email with the event details, and request to be booked onto the event.

This event is available to: University Staff, University Students.


Would you like to spend some time reading in beautiful surroundings?

Would you like to reflect on how you read both literary and non-literary writings?

Then join JL Williams and Daphne Loads of the University of Edinburgh at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh on the morning of Wednesday 7th August, 2019.

We’ll be offering an introduction to the ancient contemplative practice of Lectio Divina which allows the reader to slow down and engage deeply and intuitively with a text, so that a range of layered meanings emerge. 

There’ll be opportunities to experience the 5 riches of Lectio Divina:

  • Presence

  • Trust

  • Slowing down

  • Embodied response

  • Transformation

All welcome! The event is free, but places are limited and a ticket is required.



There are 3 places available