CIV

Thursday 16th November 2017

Resist Simplicity?

Our existences are complex, stretched and full to bursting with info. Surely we could benefit from simplifying our lives? Hear three fascinating speakers answer this question at our ‘Resist Simplicity?’ Salon.

Discover what humans are truly capable of achieving if we took the time to understand our own complexity with international human rights part-time judge and researcher at Cambridge and Harvard Universities, Dexter Dias QC. In his astonishing new book, The Ten Types of Human, Dexter explores our psychological makeup – holding up a mirror to the people we become when faced with life’s most difficult decisions.

Find out why we should resist our need for an easy relationship between news and truth with LSE Professor, POLIS Think Tank founder and expert in the future of news, digital journalism and political news media, Charlie Beckett.

And take a terrifying look at what happened last time we turned away from knowledge for a simpler, more spiritual time with The Times journalist, RSL Jerwood Award-winning historian and author of The Darkening Age, Catherine Nixey.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Thursday 16th November. The Hospital Club, Covent Garden.

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