Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture

The Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture Series brings internationally and nationally eminent and respected thought leaders to speak on issues of key importance to developing mental resilience across all ages. Established in 2019, the lecture supports the Mind Science Centre’s mission to innovate mind health with biological and social science through translational research in the community to build an undefeated mind. From businessmen and scientists to political figures and celebrities, each event is unique and designed to inform, inspire new ideas and spark collaborative interest. The lecture series is made possible by the generous donation of Mr Tow Heng Tan, in honour of his father – the late Mr Tow Tiang Seng. It is held annually and open to anybody with an interest in mental health to attend.

Past Lectures

7th Lecture - Poetry and the Unquiet Mind

The unquiet mind, often fraught with emotions, thoughts, and conflicts, seeks avenues for expression and understanding. Poetry serves as a conduit, allowing these inner tumults to flow into words, rhythm, and metaphor. Through poetry, we not only articulate our innermost thoughts and emotions but also reach out to others, inviting them into our worlds of introspection, imagination, and the raw, unfiltered essence of our existence.

The View in Autumn Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture

6th Lecture - The View in Autumn

As seniors live through their golden years, active ageing is the key to maintaining a good quality of life. Engaging in active ageing requires a holistic approach, where multiple aspects like physical, mental, social and financial health come into play. Having financial security allows the seniors to have the freedom to choose how they want to spend their retirement years. Join our webinar to take the important step towards ensuring your financial health!

5th Lecture - Ageing with Dignity

The Age Well Everyday (AWE) program for dementia prevention has a pervasive theme of Dignity. This lecture traced the genesis of the program, evidence-based data and translational significance. The Community Health and Intergenerational study focuses on ageing-in-place and the Therapeutic Rainforest research is about health benabiod and possible impact on prevention of climate warming.

Arts For Mental Health Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture

4th Lecture - Arts for Mental Health

In this edition of Mind Science Centre’s (MSC) key event – Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture Series, we celebrated World Mental Health Day the unique way with our webinar audience of 464 on the rainy afternoon of 10 October. We were honored to have our Patron – Mrs Teo Poh Yim, with us on the webinar to launch of our little gift of positivity to the world – ‘Singing in the Rainforest’ Music Video.

Speaking up for Mental Health Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture

3rd Lecture - Speaking Up for Mental Health

In this edition of Mind Science Centre’s (MSC) key event ‘Speaking Up for Mental Health’, we celebrated the launch of ‘Profiles in Resilience’, a book sharing stories of resilience from 20 amazing individuals; and heard the inspiring story of an undefeated mind from Professor Jeremy Monteiro – our 3rd Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture Guest Speaker.

The Ecology of Longevity Tow Tiang Seng Distinguished Lecture

2nd Lecture - The Ecology of Longevity: TCM & Biomedical Perspectives

This event was held on Saturday, 7 November 2020 via zoom webinar, and was attended by more than 250 esteemed guests and donors of Mind Science Centre. The Tow Tiang Seng Lecture Series was made possible by the generous contributions by the Tow Family, and MSC would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Tow and family for the support for our programmes and research in mental health.