PAST EVENT: 1 April: Manifestos for the 21st Century launch
1 April: Manifestos for the 21st Century launch
29 Mar 11

Please join us in celebrating the launch of the new series of Manifestos for the 21st Century, published by Seagull Books in association with Index on Censorship.

Join us for a drinks reception on 1 April from 6.30-8.30 at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London, EC1R 3GA

Please RSVP to [email protected]
020 7324 2525


Free expression is as high on the agenda as it has ever been, though not always for the happiest of reasons. The Manifestos for the 21st Century series takes a fresh, inquisitive look at censorship and free speech — from sexuality to literature to the growing culture of offence and religion.

In the new series:

Stefan Collini’s Offence: Criticism, Identity, Respect looks at the common claim that criticising others’ beliefs is inherently offensive. Have the central tenets of enlightened global politics undermined our ability to speak freely and encourage challenging debate?

In Humanitarian Assistance?, Neil Middleton considers the relationship between political agendas and humanitarian aid in times of conflict,                             looking at the recent histories of Haiti, Sudan and Somalia


History Thieves by Zinovy Zinik
Identity, politics and free expression in Who Do You Think You Are? by Andrew Graham-Yooll
And Trust: Money, markets and society by Geoffrey Hosking