Financial crisis, energy crisis, personal crisis, environmental crisis, a crisis of confidence in politicians...large, billowing volcano crisis. The whole world is sinking into a churning Charybdis of crisis - or so the headline-hunting media might have us believe. An event tonight assembles a panel of psychologists and philosophers to debate the meaning and meaningfulness of the word. Crisis in the Body and the Body Politic begins at 7.30 in the upstairs room in the magnificent Counting House pub on Cornhill. Attendance is free, with no booking required. The event is organised by Big Ideas in association with the Forum for European Philosophy at the LSE. Image by pixelthing in the Londonist Flickr pool.