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UEA hosts public lectures on philosophy and the news


The University of East Anglia is hosting a series of five free public lectures on the History of Philosophy, sponsored by the Royal Institute of Philosophy. The lectures will run from 24 January to 21 March, covering philosophy from ancient Athens to the present day, with a final lecture examining what form philosophy might take in the future.

Tuesday 24 January: “Ancient Philosophy: from birth pangs to coming of age”, Prof Catherine Rowett.

Tuesday 7 February: “The heyday of Islamic philosophy in the Medieval world”, Dr Davide Rizza.

Tuesday 21 February: Prof Tim O’Hagan and Dr Michael Frazer in debate on “Enlightenments”, chaired by Dr Jerry Goodenough.

Tuesday 7 March: “Existentialisms”, Dr Tom Greaves.

Tuesday 21 March: Panel discussion on “The Futures of Philosophy” with Prof Gary Francione, Dr Silvia Panizza, Dr Janosch Prinz and Dr Eugen Fischer, chaired by Dr Rupert Read.

All events take place in the University of East Anglia’s Thomas Paine Study Centre, starting at 6.15pm (doors open at 6pm), are free and open to everyone.

On Friday 24 February, Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall at the University of Oxford and former editor-in-chief of Guardian News & Media, asks “Stop the presses? The revolution in News” in the John Garrett Memorial Lecture 2017. His free talk, which is open to everyone, begins at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) in UEA’s Thomas Paine Lecture Theatre.