Pharos Lecture: John Gray on 'What is Living and What is Dead in Liberalism?', and In Conversation with John Simpson

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Like their namesake, the ancient Lighthouse of Alexandria, they are intended to serve as a beacon and invitation to learning in a darkening age.

John Gray is a world-renowned philosopher, political theorist and intellectual historian. He has an asteroid named after him and until 2008 he was School Professor of European Thought at the LSE. He now writes principally for the New Statesman and has authored over twenty books including the bestselling Seven Types of Atheism, Straw Dogs, Black Mass, The Soul of the Marionette, The Silence of Animals and Feline Philosophy. His latest book, recently published by Penguin in September 2023, is The New Leviathans: Thoughts After Liberalism.

John Simpson CBE is an English foreign correspondent and world affairs editor of BBC News. He has reported from over 120 countries and is the author of many acclaimed works of non-fiction and novels, the most recent of which is Our Friends in Beijing (John Murray, 2021).

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Free to attend however registration needed in advance!


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All ages welcome

Doors will open from 16:30

Running time: 17:00-18:30

No interval

No latecomers