Date: 15th of June 2024
Sat 10:00-12:00pm AEST

Dr Stephen McKenzie
& Mr. Andrew Percy

Cost: $25.00


Melbourne School of Practical Philosophy
45 Riversdale Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Lobsters, and other great natural philosophers

Lobsters have been around for a long time, longer than people, longer than dinosaurs.

In that time, they have seen it all come and go, and much more than what comes and goes, what changes. In this presentation you will learn the great life lesson of lobsters and other natural creatures.

You will be reminded that what we think is stressful, meaningless or expensive are just mind made temporary problems, and that what we really are is…eternal.

The presentation will include dramatized and acted conversations between the eternal and the fleeting, and between a human and a lobster.


Dr Stephen McKenzie is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, and is contributing to the School’s and Faculty’s expansion of online programs, including wellbeing related programs.

Stephen’s areas of expertise include mindfulness and his books in this area include Mindfulness for Life, Mindfulness at Work and Heartfulness: beyond mindfulness, finding your real life

Andrew Percy studied acting at The National Theatre Drama School and has enjoyed plying his craft in the mediums of television and film formats since then.

Andrew once presented a weekly radio program on Pulse FM with Dr McKenzie and has also performed various characters created by Dr McKenzie which have been brought to life in previous Philosophy School presentations.


“Very entertaining – it really opened my perspective.” “This session was a standout”. 5/5