Future Events

Daniel Dennett on the Evolution of the Mind, Consciousness and AI

Daniel Dennett on The Mind, Culture and Evolution

Monday 20 February 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


Eminent philosopher Daniel Dennett will be in conversation with the next generation of scientists, AI experts, philosophers and artists on the evolution of the human mind.
The Golden Age is Now

The Golden Age is Now

Thursday 12 January 2017, 7pm | Royal Geographical Society


Every day we are bludgeoned by news of how awful things are. And yet when you examine the actual data, life is better today than at any previous time in history. Join us to hear Matt Ridley and Johan Norberg argue the importance of optimism, chaired by Laura Kuenssberg.
Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Tuesday 24 January 2017, 7pm | Emmanuel Centre


As technology gallops ahead, how should we update our companies, governments and educational institutions? How can we retool ourselves for a rapidly changing jobs market? Join star New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on January 24th, and hear how we can all thrive in the age of acceleration.
Don't give them what they want: Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity

Terrorists should be starved of the oxygen of publicity

Wednesday 22 February 2017, 7pm | Royal Institution of Great Britain


Does publicising terrorism play into the hands of the perpetrators or does it help keep us on the alert against further attacks? Join the debate on 22nd February 2017, and hear the arguments of renowned counter-terrorism expert Shiraz Maher and one of the UK's leading commentators Simon Jenkins.