Dr Philip Kilner and Vija Docherty

The Discovery Programme






Dr Philip Kilner, MD, PhD (Goethean science and art-science synergy)

Philip studied medicine in London and worked as a junior doctor before widening his horizons through life in Camphill communities and studies of sculpture and flow with John Wilkes at Emerson College. These led him back to medical research, initially on fluid dynamic aspects of heart surgery, and then in the field of diagnostic imaging of the heart by magnetic resonance (MRI).

Two contributions that Philip has made to BBC broadcasts are accessible online:

Two minute extract from "Heart versus mind: what makes us human?"

"What scientists believe": 28 minute audio, interviewed by Stephen Webster.



Vija Docherty (Arts & Education)
Vija Docherty is an an artist, illustrator and educational consultant. She has more than 22 years experience in various roles in Waldorf education ‚Äčincluding kindergarten, class teaching and co-principal roles. Vija also works part-time at Tablehurst Biodynamic Farm, co-teaches on various SacredArtofGeometry courses at SAOG Studios and abroad. She lives and loves with her three children and husband in an idyllic setting on the Ashdown Forest, East Sussex, UK.

Philip & Vija will be joined by a rich array of guest teachers and contributors.