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The start of a new year often inspires a bout of soul searching as we try to divine what will give us purpose over coming months - what might draw us from under the duvet of a dark morning. For some, this silent enquiry entails a stroll, or hike, in nature; a spell in the great outdoors from which-we imagine-we'll emerge at peace with ourselves and the world. Yet as anyone who's attempted such a thing knows well, it's never quite that simple. And still, we persist. So what drives man into forest or woman into the wilderness? Is it possible to 'find oneself' while exploring a landscape? And how does a sojourn in the natural world affect the human psyche? Join us as we discuss these topics and more at our second Quo Vadis Salon.